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Sean Avery clears waivers

Updated: December 31, 2011, 10:14 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Sean Avery cleared waivers at noon ET Saturday and will head to the American Hockey League -- at least for now.

The New York Rangers assigned Avery to the Connecticut Whale, making him Hartford-bound for his second stint there this season.

Avery might have other options, however.

Playing in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League may be a possibility, Avery's agent, Pat Morris, told ESPNNewYork.com.

A few KHL teams have expressed interest in Avery, although ...

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