NEW YORK - Sean Avery is heading back to Broadway.
The New York Rangers have claimed the controversial winger off re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars. The move brings Avery back to the franchise where he enjoyed most of his success.
He left for Dallas as a free agent during the summer and appeared in 23 games before making the infamous remarks in December that ended his tenure with the Stars.
After going through behavioural counselling, he's been playing for the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford.
While it was no surprise that the Rangers put a claim on Avery, it was unknown if any of the 18 teams behind them in the standings might grab him first.