According to an uncofirmed report by NHL.com, that may be be the case.
Mired in a controversial season, between both the New York Rangers and Connecticut Whale, it looks as if Sean Avery is calling it quits on his professional hockey career.
This from the article:
“Avery said Monday night during an After Show segment of Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live that he was leaving the game. When asked about his hockey future, Avery said, “I am officially retired. I threw my skates in the Hudson.“
Avery had the support of Ranger fans when he jettisoned from the team at the beginning of the season—and recall due to injury thereafter—but that wasn’t enough to keep the polarizing forward in New York. Down in Connecticut, Avery had disciplinary issues with the team—including being left of the Whale’s playoff roster—leaving Avery’s hockey career in doubt.
It’s unlikey with his constant issues on and off the ice that Avery, who is a free agent at the end of the season, finds another NHL suitor next season and the prospects of playing in another league such as the KHL aren’t attractive enough.
If he truly has retired, Blue Line Station would like to thank Sean Avery for all his contributions to the New York Rangers’ franchise and wish him well in all his future endeavors.