Avery to debut Saturday vs. Moose


Two months after being suspended for the now notorious comments concerning the love life of an opponent, Sportsnet has learned Sean Avery will be back on the ice Saturday night as a member of the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Avery was assigned to the New York Rangers AHL affiliate on February 9, two months after the NHL suspended him for six games on December 5, 2008. Avery served the league-issued suspension but was not welcomed back to the Stars’ lineup upon completion. Instead he was forced to undergo counseling.

The Wolf Pack play the Manitoba Moose at home on Saturday.

“I would like to thank Glen Sather and the Rangers organization for giving me the chance to resume my hockey career by affording me this opportunity with the Hartford Wolf Pack,” Sean Avery said in a statement. “I am looking forward to getting back on the ice, working my way back to the NHL and playing the game I love. While I appreciate the many interview requests, at this point in time, I would like to focus on hockey and will not be making any further statements while with the Wolf Pack.”