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NHL Notes: Sean Avery Arrest And More

Lauren Ammatuna |
August 8, 2011 | 4:43 p.m. PDT

Staff Writer

Avery was arrested at his home after an altercation with a police officer. (Wikimedia Commons)
Avery was arrested at his home after an altercation with a police officer. (Wikimedia Commons)
Owen Nolan just might be making an NHL comeback. The Vancouver Canucks have signed the 38-year-old to a professional tryout contract, along with former Bolt Todd Fedoruk. 

Nolan played for Zurich in the Swiss League this past season. Nolan looks to add to his impressive stats, having played in 1,200 NHL games for totals of 422 goals, 463 assists, 885 points, and 1,793 PIM. 

Fedoruk did not play in the 2010-2011 NHL season, either, as his contract was bought out at the end of the 2009-2010 season. At 32, he has amassed 97 points, 32 goals, 65 assists, and 1,050 PIM in his 545-game NHL career. 

While Nolan works on a return to the states, veteran player Alexei Kovalev has decided to play for the Atlant Mytischi of the KHL. 

Kovalev played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this past season, and leaves the NHL with 1,024 points, 428 goals, 596 assists, and 1298 PIM in 1,302 games. 

In not so positive hockey news:

Sean Avery is known as an NHL Bad Boy. This weekend, Avery lived up to the hype when he was arrested in Los Angeles.

The event took place at Avery’s home, when police arrived to inform him that he needed to turn the volume of his music down. Not one to be told what to do, Avery’s refused, and ended up in an altercation with anofficer.

Avery has since posted his $20,000 bail, and it has been reported that the officer was not injured from the assault. 


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