Posted November 02, 2011 on AP on Fox

NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates assisting team mate Ryan Callahan's goal against the New Jersey Devils during their game on March 30, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Sean Avery's NHL return is on hold for at least one more game. Avery rejoined the New York Rangers for practice Wednesday morning but was ruled out of Thursday night's home game against the Anaheim Ducks because coach John Tortorella wants to play the same lineup that beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Monday night. ''I didn't skate because of re-entry waivers for a couple of days, and you know what, really the guys played pretty good last game, had a big win, so I wouldn't change the lineup,'' the unusually mellow Avery said. Tortorella agreed. The Rangers (4-3-3) earned their first win at renovated Madison Square Garden on Monday after going 0-1-1 in their first two home games. ''That was the biggest strength of the game. Everyone contributed and we did the things we needed to do to start being more consistent playing the right way,'' Tortorella said. ''This is the same situation as any other player being brought up, and we want to conduct it that way. I think that's what fair t...
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