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Rangers waive Avery

From NHL.com:

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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NHLJeff's avatar

I know no one likes him, but I feel like Torts didn’t really give him a chance even when he was in the lineup.  Also, I really wish he’d played more lately, as I was very interested in hearing some more of his on-ice chirps.

He’s a head case, but seeing what he’s done in the past, in the right situation, if you could get him in the right mindset, he can be very useful.  Given, there are players that can do similar things and cause a lot less headaches…

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 12/30/11 at 03:44 PM ET

DocF's avatar

Avery is a serious head case and is a major headache for management.  He could and would benefit some clubs that are desperate at his point in the season, though.  I am specifically thinking of Carolina.  They need his abrasive play so badly. 


Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 12/30/11 at 04:15 PM ET


The Isles are falling out of contention. He might be an asset to them. Capuano seems laid back. Would be good PR move for Isles since Avery pretty popular with Ranger fans. He could spark the isles back into contention. He wouldn’t cost them much.

Posted by 13user names from Ny on 12/30/11 at 08:27 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Personally I hope he’s done.  He’s a piece of crap.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 12/30/11 at 08:38 PM ET

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