Avery was informed yesterday that he has been cut from the AHL Connecticut Whale’s postseason roster, and is no longer required (or expected) to attend practices or games. He has for all intents and purposes been cut from the organization entirely at this point.
Avery declined to comment according to Strang’s report.
Things were not easy this season for Avery. He was waived twice by the Rangers and was eventually sent indefinitely to the Whale. Nevertheless, he was a healthy scratch since Jan. 27 for the Whale—effectively cut from the roster back then.
Avery is in the final year of a $15.5 million, four-year contract.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what went wrong for Avery, but now it is clear that his days (or chances) as a member of the New York Rangers franchise are completely over.
It will be interesting to see if Avery returns to the NHL next season, heads east for the KHL or simply retires.
There’s no doubt that whatever he intends to do, controversy will not be far behind.
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