The New York Rangers placed controversial left wing Sean Avery on waivers Tuesday.
Should he clear waivers, the Rangers could send him to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League. TSN reported that his agent, Pat Morris, noted that playing in Europe is among Avery's other options.
Avery is entering the final year of a $4 million contract.
Avery often makes more news off the ice than on it, where he was benched by Rangers coach John Tortorella late last season for his lack of discipline. He collected three goals and 21 assists in 76 games.
Earlier this year, Avery publicly declared his support for same-sex marriage. However, in 2008 he was suspended by the NHL for inappropriate public comments about fellow players dating actresses Rachel Hunter and Elisha Cuthbert, two of his former girlfriends.