Found November 02, 2011 on
The Rangers Tribune:
As I anticipated, head coach John Tortorella has confirmed that he will be going with the same lineup tomorrow versus the Ducks as he did on Monday against the San Jose Sharks. That means Sean Avery, who practiced with the team for the first time today, will not suit up.
Avery told the Daily News that he completely understands why he will not be in the lineup, and agrees with the coaching staff that there is no reason to change things up since the team played so well on Monday. Avery also went on to say that he is happy to be back and repeated multiple times that he loves playing for the Rangers.
"I love playing for this team and I'm excited to play in the new building," said Sean. "I have loved every game I have ever played for this team."
It's clear, though, that he understands his place this time around. He is not expecting a roster spot or expecting to get any special treatment from the coaching staff. He knows that there are other players on the team, at the moment, that belong in the lineup over him. One of those is Andre Deveaux, because he really did play a solid game for the Blueshirts the other night.
If I was the coach, I'd be taking the same approach. Depending on who does what tomorrow, the decision of who to scratch in order to get Avery into the lineup will be much easier come Saturday's tilt with the Canadiens.
In regard to Mike Rupp's knee, Tortorella said the team now has more information and has a decision to make from here. No further details were revealed, per Andrew Gross.
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I will bring whatever it is that is asked of me at this point. I think my game is pretty self-explanatory as far as what it is and where it comes from, and how it happens. Listen, we are all here because we want to play for the Rangers. I love this team. I want [...]
via Larry Brooks of the NY Post, The stage is set for Sean Avery’s return to the Rangers this afternoon via re-entry, but The Post has been told Islanders’ general manager Garth Snow has been coy concerning the possibility of claiming the winger on waivers.
It’s a long shot, given the combination of Avery’s stated desire of playing only for the Rangers and the enemies he...
… in all honesty there is no reason to change the lineup after the way they played against San Jose and even Sean Avery knows that. I would rather have a fresh Avery in against a smaller, faster Montreal team than against Anaheim on Thursday.
Sean Avery cleared re-entry waivers on Tuesday and might be back in the New York Rangers' lineup Thursday night.
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The Rangers tweet that John Tortorella confirms Sean Avery will get his first start of the season tomorrow vs. the Canadiens....ok Sean, we chanted, we brought banners, we begged and even pleaded. Now here's your chance. Don't F it up.Meanwhile, Wojtek Wolski will be getting an MRI on his groin and is out tomorrow.Steve Zipay reports that Mike Rupp will have arthroscopic...
We all put our pants on one leg at a time right? Sure. But what about the rest of the process? For New York Ranger Sean Avery, it’s a very, very slow one, at least for the purposes of his “The Way I Dress” video. He’s the latest to appear in the series, which is featured on Mr. Porter’s Journal. Mr. Porter is a luxury-goods website and the men’s version of popular Net...
Sean Avery skated with the Rangers on Wednesday but won’t play in Thursday’s game against Anaheim at Madison Square Garden.
For all the hullaballoo about Sean Avery descending to the AHL, the Connecticut Whale didn't even get a single home game with him on the roster before he was brought back to the New York Rangers through re-entry waivers. Which has to be the most depressing thing to happen to Hartford since ... well, we simply don't have the time ...
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The New York Rangers placed exiled winger Sean Avery on re-entry waivers Monday, potentially clearing the way for the veteran agitator to make his 2011 NHL debut later this week, the New York Post reported.
Avery, 31, was dropped to the waiver wire for the second time in his career prior to the star of the season after failing to snag a roster spot on coach John Tortorella's...
Sean Avery practiced with the Blueshirts Wednesday but the noted agitator will not be in the lineup Thursday night against Anaheim.
Sean Avery could be heading back to New York while Niklas Kronwall is staying in Detroit for seven more years. (NBC Sports)
John Tortorella yesterday endorsed the Rangers' move to reinstate Sean Avery, the coach stating before last night's 5-2 Garden victory over the Sharks, "It's the right decision."
Of course after the game, Tortorella would not guarantee Avery a spot in the lineup Thursday against the Ducks even if...
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella didn’t take kindly to San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton calling his team “soft” following New York’s 5-2 victory over San Jose on Monday night.
“It surprised me, and I’ve never heard a player say that,” Tortorella told reporters after Tuesday’s practice, according to the New York Daily News. “Joe’s a heck of a player...
John Tortorella did not appreciate Sharks captain Joe Thornton calling the Rangers soft after the Blueshirts defeated San Jose, 5-2, Monday night. Not one bit.