Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/12/12

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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...
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