Rangers unsure how long Avery is out
Updated: September 21, 2009, 11:10 PM ETAssociated Press
The diagnosis was made during the Rangers' 4-2 preseason victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. Avery was examined by a second doctor -- team physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Feldman -- at Madison Square Garden.
There is no immediate timetable for the agitating forward's return.
"I am not sure how long," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "It is a sprain so he will be out for a little bit. He will be out for a couple of days."
Avery was seen by Dr. Anthony Maddalo, a team assistant physician, after he collided knee on knee with fellow Rangers forward Ryan Callahan on Monday morning.
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