Articles: March 3rd


Avery was placed on re-entry waivers yesterday at noon by the Stars. If a team below the Rangers in the standings does not make a claim for him in the 24-hour window, which is not expected to happen, then Avery will likely rejoin the Rangers.

NY Daily News: Rangers seem ready for Sean Avery’s arrival for second stint with Blueshirts

If a team below the Rangers in the league standings submits its own claim before noon Tuesday, that team will win Avery’s rights at half his remaining price – he’s in the first season of a four-year, $15.5 million deal signed with the Stars in July – with Dallas on the hook for the other half. It’s unlikely, though not impossible, that any of the 18 teams that have a shot before the Rangers will take a chance on Avery, given the lengthy term of the commitment.

Newsday: Avery placed on re-entry waivers by Dallas

Sean Avery’s former locker at the training complex here is occupied. But several are vacant, and his No. 16 jersey could be hanging in one by tomorrow.

The Record: Rangers, Avery prep for merger?

“Sean Avery would love to play for John Tortorella, he thinks he could thrive under him,” Avery’s agent, Pat Morris, said Monday. “He understands a lot of people were speaking with emotion and with harsh thoughts at the time. He’s accountable for it. Everybody has the freedom to say what he wants. He has no inhibitions with John Tortorella and he hopes John has none with him.”