On why he is sitting Avery, John Tortorella explained...
“We’ve asked him for a while now for more engagement,” Tortorella said. “And honestly we just haven’t seen it.”
...i don't like this move at all. Instead if sitting him, how about getting in his face and challenging him to step it up. I think Avery is one of the few guys on the team that would respond to a tongue-lashing.
...and wasn't Torts the guy who was telling Avery to tone it down during the off-season. Talk about sending mixed messages.
...still no Dubinsky-Christensen-Gaborik.