The New York Rangers' divisive pest Sean Avery continues to toil with the Connecticut Whale of the AHL, despite two NHL teams requesting his services via re-entry waivers according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
Ah, therein lies the problem: The Rangers would carry about $2 million in dead cap space for the rest of the season if Avery's claimed by another team. The Rangers currently have under $2 million in cap space, according to Cap Geek.
(Which is probably why you won't see Wade Redden anytime soon. OK, probably not the primary reason, but a reason nonetheless.)
So Rangers GM Glen Sather is attempting some creative maneuvering rather than having Avery on re-entry waivers. But we're really hoping this doesn't happen before he hits the pink ice.
From the NY Post:
Sources have told The Post general manager Glen Sather rejected that request, instead offering to trade Avery in a minor-league deal under which the Rangers would take back additional dollars but the responsibilit...