Word out of TSN Canada right now is that the New York Rangers have claimed winger Sean Avery on re-entry waivers this afternoon.
Rangers' general manager Glen Sather sees Avery as a boost to a struggling Rangers squad and believes that his coach and new acquisition will be able to co-exist.
''He doesn't have the history with Sean that we do,'' Sather said on a conference call last week. ''Over time, you learn to love him, just like I do.''
The Rangers will be responsible for paying half of Avery's remaining contract with the Dallas Stars.
Although this move has been expected for some time, it is not known at this point whether or not Avery will suit up against the Islanders Thursday night.
More to come...
Posted On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at at 12:22 PM by Jason