Rangers waive Avery -- again

The New York Rangers have waived controversial winger Sean Avery for the second time this season.

The 31-year-old, who was waived during the preseason this October, has been scratched nine games straight.

Avery, who has three goals in 15 games this season, averaged only 7:01 in ice time before his latest exile.

He made his season debut Nov. 5 against Montreal after spending a month with the team's AHL in Hartford, Conn.