Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/30/11

NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates assisting team mate Ryan Callahan's goal against the New Jersey Devils during their game on March 30, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The New York Rangers placed Sean Avery on waivers Friday, marking the second time the 31-year-old winger has been offered to other teams this year, the New York Post reported. NHL teams have until noon Saturday to claim Avery, who was scratched from the lineup in the Rangers' last nine games. Avery last played on Dec. 10 against Buffalo. The veteran winger carries a $1.025 million salary cap hit for any team willing to claim him. According to the Post, the Rangers would likely give Avery permission to strike a deal to play in the Russian-based KHL rather than re-assign him to the AHL Connecticut Whale if no NHL team claims him off waivers. Avery scored three goals and had a plus-two rating in 15 games for the Rangers following his Nov. 1 recall from the Whale, where he was assigned to start the season after clearing waivers at the end of training camp.
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