Will Avery Have a Spot Opening Night? (Bridget Samuels/Wikipedia Commons)

Usually, we don’t report about waiver news, but since it’s Sean Avery, we may as well do it.


The Rangers placed the pesky winger on waivers Friday and if he clears by noon on Saturday, he’d be available to be sent to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Connecticut Whale. Avery started the year with the Whale, as the Rangers thought that Erik Christensen would bring more to the table. He was recalled on November 1st because of an injury to winger Mike Rupp. But Avery has been a healthy scratch the last nine games, including a few before Rupp returned to action.

He has three goals and 21 penalty minutes in 15 games this season. There seemed to be no interest last time he was on waivers, and he isn’t particularly interested in playing in the AHL. Retirement is never out of the question.


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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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