by Patrick Hoffman on 12/30/11 at 03:30 PM ET
New York Ranger forward Sean Avery is reportedly back on the waiver wire, just as he was prior to the start of the 2011-12 season.
According to a tweet from ESPNNewYork.com’s Katie Strang, the Rangers waived Avery on Friday. TSN’s Bob McKenzie confirmed the move on his Twitter account.
Avery hasn’t played since Dec. 10, a total of nine straight games, and has played in only 15 games since he was recalled from Connecticut of the American Hockey League in early November. He has three goals, a plus-2 rating and 21 penalty minutes.
Avery was among the Rangers final cuts prior to their season-opener in Stockholm against Los Angeles. He cleared waivers and was assigned to Connecticut, but he was later recalled by the Rangers on Nov. 1. Avery had to clear re-entry waivers in order to return to the club.
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