Controversial winger Sean Avery skated for the first time Wednesday since being waived by the New York Rangers, but said he doubts he'll ever be recalled from the team's AHL affiliate.

When asked about whether or not he expects to be recalled to the Rangers this season, Avery told, "Probably not, I doubt it. I'd say it's pretty obvious, but I'll let everyone else decide for themselves."

Avery, who has been rehabbing an injured right shoulder since reporting to the Connecticut Whale earlier this month, indicated he didn't believe he was given a fair shot to make the Rangers out of training camp. The 31-year-old played with AHL linemates all through training camp and was given limited opportunities in preseason games.

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