When Sean Avery was demoted to the Connecticut Whale at the end of training camp it appeared likely that his days with the New York Rangers were finished. His relationship with coach John Tortorella and his uneven play of the past two seasons looked like a recall would be a virtual impossibility. However, after a slow start by the team, playing lifeless hockey for far too many periods of the young season, the return of Avery might just be what is in the offing, at least according to one radio host in New York.
Boomer Esiason tweeted the following this morning...
Little birdie telling me Sean Avery is back! Thank God! Finally some energy! For the NYR.Obviously this is not a beat writer or the team announcing it so there has to be a high level of skepticism involved, but why would Boomer to put his neck on the line with false information? Esiason is a fan first in this situation and certainly not a reporter, so it could be more wishful than anything else.
Note of caution for all the Avery fans is that he does have to clear re-entry waivers before he can report to the Rangers so he would not be there for Monday's game and could always be claimed by another team. There have been murmurs the Islanders could be interested.