Sean Avery Clears Re-Entry Waivers, Will Rejoin New York Rangers

Sean Avery has cleared waivers on this Tuesday afternoon, and he'll awkwardly rejoin the New York Rangers at some point before Thursday's game against Anaheim at Madison Square Garden. 

Avery only played two games in the AHL with the Rangers' affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, and both games occurred this past weekend despite Avery being sent down weeks ago. Avery scored an empty net goal to seal a win for the Whale at Adirondack on Friday night, and he also played in the teams 3-2 shootout win at Worcester on Saturday. 

A knee injury to Mike Rupp necessitated the call up, but who knows if Avery will actually play for the Rangers. John Tortorella, who said that the team has "better players" than Sean Avery when the Rangers sent him down to the AHL, was non-committal. He only said that he liked the team he has on the ice at present, but that Avery was being called up because he can do a lot of the same things Rupp does.

We'll see come Thursday night if he actually plays for Torts.

For more on the Rangers and the Avery call up, check in with SB Nation New York and Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter.

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