Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  By ART REGNER  |  Last updated 10/3/13
DETROIT -- What a week its been for Cory Emmerton. He was put on waivers by the Red Wings on Sunday. On Monday, he cleared waivers and was assigned to Grand Rapids, then a few hours later he was back on the Detroit roster. On Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena, he was centering the Wings' fourth line as they opened their season with a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Emmeton had a remarkable a game: set up Detroits first goal of the season; failed to convert on a penalty shot in the second period; and later in the second, was assessed a delay-of-game penalty, which gave the Sabres their second prolonged 5-on-3 man advantage of the night. From the moment I got put on waivers to the moment the puck dropped, I just had one mindset, which was to just play hockey, Emmerton said. You just cant dwell on anything else. Drafted by Detroit in second round (41st overall) in 2006, Emmerton is a smart two-way player who lacks natural goal scoring ability, yet through a strong work ethic, hes managed to find a spot on the Wings roster -- at least for the moment. Hockey is crazy," Emmerton said. "You never know whats going to happen. In one second, you dont know where youre going to be. You could be with 29 other teams, you could be in the minors, or end up on the same team. As far as the game goes, its going to be like that every game. As long as you have more good shifts than bad shifts, youre doing well. If there's one moment from Wednesday that Emmerton would like to have back, its his second-period penalty shot, which was stopped by Ryan Miller. Hes such a good goalie," Emmerton said. "Hes so big and square to the puck. I was a little tried, too. It was right after a penalty kill, and my goal was, dont do something dumb. Its something that Ill work on. It was my first penalty shot in the NHL. It can only get better from there.
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