Sean Avery could be on his way back to the New York Rangers.

According to multiple reports, the Rangers will place Sean Avery on re-entry waivers Monday.

Another team could claim Avery and have him for a portion of his salary and cap hit. However, the report suggests it would be unlikely to happen.

If Avery clears waivers, he would be eligible to play for the Rangers on Thursday when the team hosts Anaheim.

Avery was waived by the Rangers three days before the team opened its season in Sweden after he lost out to Erik Christensen for the team’s final forward position.

He was then assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.



  1. dumbassdoorman says:

    LOL…wow this move screams desperation and brewing internal termoil. They are off to a slower then anticipated start and the MSG faithful are chanting for him. Management has decided to list, however the coach doesn't want him on the team…..lol….this is going nowhere good!!!

  2. reinjosh says:

    Avery isn't a bad player. I've always said that as long he doesn't pull stupid sh*t, he's actually a decent agitator. He can piss opponents off and score goals. Dude is a great 3rd or 4th liner. 

    Honestly, I think this is a warning to Tortorella. I'm pretty sure Avery and him didn't get along so he cut him. I feel like this is a "you better get this going or else" type move. Bringing a decent player up and letting him know he has a team that Sather thinks is worthy of playing well and Torts needs to shape up or ship out. 
    The Rangers can't score and its killing them. Gaborik, Richards and Callahan have a combined 11 goals (which itself isn't great). That's 11 of the 20 goals scored by the Rangers, scored by 3 players. You put McDonagh and Prust in their and 15 of the Rangers 20 goals have been scored by 5 players. That's terrible. 
  3. JoelLeafs says:

    Ha, think there are any teams that would claim him? If so, wouldn't he be getting paid by three different teams?

    Maybe Columbus could take a shot at him. Why not, it'll cost them pennies, and he could shake things up on the 3rd or 4th line. 
    It's funny, because if he were to be claimed, NYR fans would hate that team, the organization probably too, but Tortz would LOVE them! Maybe someone that owes John a favour will claim him… lol
  4. dumbassdoorman says:

    decent player or not, when the caoch and the player do not get along and things are not going well you do not bring the elephant back into the room. It would be like have a couple in therapy for indiscretions, lol, you don't bring in the mistress to help them out…..this totally undermines Torts to the players in my mind. And it isn't like there are a lot of guys he can be replaced with out there, IMO.

  5. hockey_lover says:

    To be fair, the Leafs have 26 out of 36 goals by five players. Thats about 72% (the Rangers are at 75% by give players).

    Granted, the Leafs ARE scoring MORE goals overall, but still … just making the point. Its not really an issue that 75% of your scoring comes from 5 guys. Its that those five guys really arent even scoring that much to begin with.

  6. mojo19 says:

    That's true hockey_lover. Its true what they say, you need your best players to be the best, which has been true of the Leafs this year with Kessel and Phaneuf. Their success can be attributed to that.

    The Rangers on the flip side have had decent production from Gaborik and Richards, but not nearly enough. And if those guys were firing then the rest of the team gets the trickle down effect.

  7. mojo19 says:

    I was just thinking that. If I'm Scott Howson, I'm making a claim. What do you really have to lose? Desperate move? Sure. But desperate times call for desperate measures.

    Hell, even the Bruins could use a kick.

  8. hockey_lover says:

    Oh totally.  Kessel has been nothing short of freaking terrific.  I HAVE to give the kid props man. Dude is showing his stuff this year.

    Youre right. Your best have to be your best and the Rangers "best" just arent getting it done.

  9. Boston_Bruins says:

    Both teams probably need a boost but the Bruins don't need a high risk/high reward one having just won the Cup. The Jackets on the other hand could use anything.

  10. hockey_lover says:

    I gotta agree here.

    Boston is clearly struggling like crazy but the talent is there to turn it around.

    Columbus, with Carter / Wiz out, thats half their main core (Nash / Mason being the other), they NEED something to help them out. They just dont have the skill and depth to overcome.

    See .. this is what I keep saying about Pittsburgh. They have missed some of their main players (Sid, Geno, Letang, Staal, Michalek, Orpik – all for different amounts of time) and they are still playing decent hockey? Why?  Depth. Thats all it is. They have the other players who can step up.  Many teams, like Columbus for example, just cant get past it.

  11. TheOnlyIslesFan says:

    As a person who LOATHES the Rangers I HOPE someone puts a claim in on Avery it is about time that Slats doesn't get off "Scott Gomez" free (pun intended) for one of his stupid moves.

    I mean it costs peanuts to get a guy like Avery – and after being dropped to the AHL he might be a little more humble when he gets back to the show – and willl still get under peeps skin.
    I won't be surprised if we don't see Avery in Columbus on Wednesday morning.
  12. dumbassdoorman says:

    He got demoted last year too and I don't seem to remember that working out real well…..lol….some guys just never learn!!

  13. mojo19 says:

    I agree Pittsburgh just has a solid overall team with lots of depth, but I don't think Columbus has that bad of depth up front. Their blueline is really thin, and they aren't getting the goaltending they need.

    Another key difference is that M'A Fleury is a top ten goalie. Not sure Mason is a top 30 right now.

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