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Isles D Wisniewski makes gesture toward Avery

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski has been caught on tape making an obscene gesture toward Rangers agitator Sean Avery.

And he did it while NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance to see the Islanders' 6-4 victory on Monday.

During a stoppage of play in the first period, Wisniewski and Avery chirped at each other. Wisniewski then made a gesture with his hand, directed at Avery. Wisniewski said he didn't remember making a gesture, but video of the incident was on the YouTube website before the game was over.

Bettman said he heard about the incident but hadn't seen it. He declined to comment and said any potential disciplinary action would be handled by the league's hockey operations department.

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