Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 12/31/11

NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers fights Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens during their game on January 17, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
New York, December 31, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Sean Avery has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Avery, 31, has registered three goals and 21 penalty minutes in 15 games this season.  He has not dressed in the previous 10 games.  Avery returns to Connecticut where he has recorded one goal, along with seven penalty minutes and 11 shots on goal in two games.  He tallied a goal in his season debut with the Whale on October 28 at Adirondack after missing the first seven games of the season due to a shoulder injury. The Pickering, Ontario native was acquired by the Rangers off re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars on March 3, 2009.  He was originally signed by the Detroit Red Wings as an undrafted free agent on September 21, 1999. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well. Photo credit: AP Photo
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