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, âProbably not. I doubt it,â and said of whether the Rangers gave him a fair chance to make the NHL roster: âIâd say itâs pretty obvious. Iâll let everyone else decide for themselves.â
Tortorella received the news of Averyâs comments after Wednesday morningâs skate in Vancouver before the Blueshirts flew east to Calgary for Thursday nightâs game against the Flames. But the coach wasnât interested in revisiting the Avery saga, coming off a 4-0 win over the Canucks but with many issues still to address with his teamâs play.