From Pat Leonard at The Blueshirts Blog:
Avery was asked whether he expects the Rangers to recall him from the Connecticut Whale. He was sent through waivers to the minors on Oct. 4 while still with the team in Sweden.
The winger told ESPNNewYork.com, “Probably not. I doubt it,” and said of whether the Rangers gave him a fair chance to make the NHL roster: “I’d say it’s pretty obvious. I’ll let everyone else decide for themselves.”
Tortorella received the news of Avery’s comments after Wednesday morning’s skate in Vancouver before the Blueshirts flew east to Calgary for Thursday night’s game against the Flames. But the coach wasn’t interested in revisiting the Avery saga, coming off a 4-0 win over the Canucks but with many issues still to address with his team’s play.