RANGERS PLACE CONTROVERSIAL FORWARD AVERY ON WAIVERS
Sean Avery’s days in New York appear to be over with the news that he was placed on waivers by the Rangers on Tuesday.
If he clears, the Rangers could send him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford. According to his agent Pat Morris, playing in Europe is among his other options.
Avery is entering the final year of a $4 million contract. His salary cap hit is $1.93 million because the Dallas Stars, his former team, are still on the hook for the balance after he was claimed on re-entry waivers by the Rangers in 2008-09.
The feisty and controversial forward failed to register a point in the preseason and was a healthy scratch in the team’s last two exhibition games in Europe.