The Dallas Stars will place Sean Avery on re-entry waivers on Monday.
The New York Rangers are expected to claim him, failing a rival bid from a team lower in the NHL standings.
If no team claims Avery, picking up half of his remaining salary, then the Stars will consider one of two options:
They will allow him to continue playing in the AHL with Hartford.
They will allow him to leave while continuing to pay him for not playing.
Dallas will then officially cut ties with Sean Avery by buying him out during the buyout period this summer.