The veteran, who is in training camp on a tryout basis after playing with the Anaheim Ducks last season, is locked in a battle with rookie Alexander Salak for the No. 2 goalie job behind starter Corey Crawford.
"I want to have a good training camp and a major part of that is playing well in exhibition games," Emery said Tuesday prior to boarding the team's charter flight. "If there are nerves, I think they are healthy nerves. It's definitely exciting. You have to work the kinks out during the preseason but at the same time you want to start off strong."
Emery and Salak will split time in goal against the Oilers.
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