Elliotte Friedman tweets: Sean Avery on accusations he spit at Hartford coach Ken Gernander: “Wanted to clear this up and tell u this did not happen. Not a chance”
Rangers say Avery did not spit on coach and did not refuse to play with AHL team. Discipline based on combination of other matters.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 14, 2012
Avery tweeted: “Try not to BELIEVE everything u read. Gentlemen don’t spit…….”
“Amazing how if I do speak it gets me in trouble…more amazing how not speaking gets me in more trouble!”
Original Post: 11:40AM:
Can’t confirm/deny “spit” report, but have been told by a source Sean Avery flat-out told CT Whale coach he wasn’t playing last night.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 14, 2012
Avery did not play last night for disciplinary reasons.