Rangers Rumors & News
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avery4.jpgSean Avery it out for the remainder of the season (what’s left of it) after suffering a lacerated spleen.

The team reports that Avery was complaining of an injury after last night’s Game 3 defeat and entered St. Vincent’s Medical Center under his own power, refuting a report in the Daily News that indicated Avery had been rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest.

Avery has seven points in eight playoff games this season, however he has been largely invisible against the Penguins – especially in comparison to his performance in the first round against New Jersey.

While Avery is expected to make a full recovery, this has to cast serious doubt over whether or not the team retains the pint-sized pugilist for next season. In the wake of several big money signings and player extensions, not to mention one or two senseless trade acquisitions, the Rangers have painted themselves into a salary cap quandary with little wiggle room. Coming off such a serious injury, the Rangers might be even less inclined to give Avery the money he is seeking.

Then again, the injury could scare away some other teams as well.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Sean. Avery Rules.

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