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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.
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Larry Brooks of the NYPost tweeted and TSN is reporting that the New York Rangers will put Sean Avery on waivers at noon today. There is some shock to this as Christensen did little if anything to "win" the final roster spot, but the fact that Avery is off the team should not be all that shocking. Avery had the bigger cap hit and issues with the coaching staff trusting...
Larry Brooks is reporting via Twitter that the New York Rangers will be placing forward Sean Avery on waivers. More when it comes.....
Regarding Sean Avery …
I don’t think he was/is going to play much at all this season if he stayed/stays. Mike Rupp, for one, completely takes away his position in the lineup, and is a much, much better and more versatile player. Mats Zuccarello had a great camp. You could argue Avery over Erik Christensen, but I don’t think the Crusher is going to be seeing much ice time...
Sean Avery's days with the New York Rangers appear over. The noted agitator cleared waivers Wednesday and was assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. The move clears his $1.93 million from the team's salary cap.
Sean Avery appears to have lost out on the final spot on the New York Rangers' roster.
Rare is the NHL waiver move that gets written up on gay sports websites, but Sean Avery wasn't your typical NHL player.
The big question these days is whether the 31-year-old New York Rangers training camp cut can actually be called an NHL player this season, or will be in subsequent seasons.
Rangers GM Glen Sather hopes Avery remains in the NHL; and despite the seeming finality...
Sean Avery's days with the New York Rangers appear over.
Sean Avery appears to have lost out on the final spot on the New York Rangers' roster. The noted agitator is likely headed to the waiver wire after being beaten out by fellow forward Erik Christensen. Avery could end up on another NHL team if claimed off waivers by Wednesday, on the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Connecticut, or loaned to a team in Europe.
STOCKHOLM -- Perhaps Glen Sather might want to check with his coach on this one, but the general manager told The Post yesterday that Sean Avery could play his way back to the Rangers from the AHL Whale if indeed that's where the exiled winger lands after clearing waivers...
There has been a flurry of activity the past 24 hours, so let’s quickly summarize everything in one post:
Sean Avery was placed on waivers yesterday and cleared. He has been assigned to the CT Whale. There is no known timetable for him to report or for him to seek other options.
Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell were placed on waivers yesterday as well. Both cleared, but will remain...
As we sit a day before the Rangers' 2011-12 Season Opener, the team made a myriad of roster moves, line combination and defensive pairing shufflings, while questions still remain on the back end.
I was going to list the moves first, but since everything seems to tie together, I will incorporate them into the line combinations where it makes sense.
The waiving of Sean Avery...
This may be my favourite edition of Musings, even more so than Becky’s fine effort. Why you ask? Because as you read this I am sipping the first vodka and coke on my flight to Stockholm! Hallå!!! That’s hello in Swedish, though I’m sure you could have guessed. Anyway, following a busy few days and an even busier few to come, let’s get to it.
Sean Avery I. I couldn’t start...