Kukla's Korner

Goal Line Report

Avery Scratched for Tonight’s Game

With the New York Rangers getting set for a very important game against the Atlanta Thrashers tonight in Atlanta, Larry Brooks of The New York Post reported the following on his twitter page:

Avery a healthy scratch “not engaged enough” according to coach.

Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants said the following regarding the scratch:

Sean Avery missed five games earlier this season due to injury but, tonight, here in Atlanta, he will be a healthy scratch for the first time this season. Coach John Tortorella just finished speaking to the media and his explanation was that Avery has not been “engaged” enough in “all facets.” Tortorella says the coaching staff has talked to Avery about this but finally felt it was time to take away ice time. Avery was also benched for most of the third period in Wednesday’s 6-3 loss at New Jersey.

“We’ve asked him for a while now for more engagement,” Tortorella said. “And honestly we just haven’t seen it.”

This is certainly an interesting move made by the head coach. One can only hope that it will wake Avery up while also hoping that it does not lead to something destructive.

What do you folks think of this move?

Filed in: | Goal Line Report | Permalink
  Tags: new+york+rangers, sean+avery


Be the first to comment.

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Goal Line Report

Patrick has a tremendous passion for hockey. Besides covering the Rangers and the NHL for Kukla's Korner, you can also find Patrick's work over at Sportsnet.ca, The Red Light District Hockey Blog, NHL Home Ice, and Liam Maguire's Ultimate Hockey web site.

Prior to writing for the above mentioned outlets, you could find Patrick's musings at hockey web sites/outlets such as TheHockeyNews.com, TheFourthPeriod.com, Spector's Hockey, Hokeja Vestnesis, Blueshirt Bulletin, SNYRangersBlog.com and many more.

For questions, comments and hip checks, feel free to e-mail Patrick at patrickhoffman3530@gmail.com.