The New York Rangers have announced on their official Twitter account that forward Sean Avery has cleared re-entry waivers allowing him to remain with the team.
Yesterday, it was reported that he went unclaimed when he was placed on waivers earlier this month before the Rangers stint opening the season overseas in Sweden. At the time, Avery told ESPN New York he doubted he would ever wear a Rangers uniform again.
Avery could have been claimed at half of his salary with the Rangers had he not cleared the waivers. The fan favorite will be able to recoup the $4 million remaining in his four-year $15.5 million contract he signed with the Dallas Stars prior to the 2008 season. The 31-year-old will suit up for Thursday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.