Sean Avery will be back with the New York Rangers if can clear re-entry waivers Monday, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Avery was placed on waivers earlier in October, eventually landing with the Connecticut Whale of the AHL when no other NHL teams put in a claim for him.
Per NHL rules, any player sent down on waivers must go through the same process when being recalled. Any team that claims a player becomes responsible for half of the player's salary, with the former team paying the other half. In Avery's case, his salary could actually be split three ways -- Avery landed with the Rangers on waivers from the Dallas Stars -- should another team pick him up.
Avery's move to the minors was seen as a cap-conscious decision by the Rangers, with Erik Christensen's $925,000 contract being slightly more palatable to the front office than Avery's $1.9 million deal. Avery only played two games with the Whale.
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