Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/9/14

NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers fights Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens during their game on January 17, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Dan Martin at the New York Post has these quotes from Sean Avery responding to his two straight healthy scratches...

"It's definitely more frustrating," Avery told the Post. "I know I can help.

"It's not easy, but it's part of the job have (sic) and you have to deal with it. I want the guys to play well regardless of who is in the lineup, but it's tough."

Avery adds that he has not tried to influence John Tortorella to put him back in and doesn't feel there's anything he can do in practice to change the situation.

...i give Avery all the credit in the word. He has every right to ***** and complain, but he keeps his mouth shut and goes about his business. Shows his respect for the Rangers organization.

For Tortorella's thoughts on Avery click the "Read More" tab below.

Here's Torts on Avery being a healthy scratch...

“I’ve got a lot of players out that I have to consider, not just Sean,” said Tortorella, refusing to single out Avery. “I’m pleased with how all the guys are working.”

...more like "I consider a lot of players, but not Sean." With two straight passionless games from the Rangers it seems only logical that Avery be re-inserted. But when you're dealing with a coach that holds grudges, you can throw logic out the window.

...and please Torts don't give me you're pleased with how all the guys are working. Especially after last night.

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  • anyone thats a real ranger fan knows what avery means to this team we missed him alot these last two games he makes the room we needed and does a hell of alot more still think he should be with gaborik hes proven to be a great asset in setting up goals with him and again so much more but tortorella has a personel grudge and doesnt care if the team pays for his huge mistake of not playing avery every game and giving him the time he deserves tortorella is not the coach for us.we have so much talent and he doesnt know what to do with it all i can say is he better wake up and start by playing avery every game we need him!

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