Malik Drops Avery in Practice

| David M Singer

Sam Weinman posts this report about a heated Rangers practice:

If I hadn’t seen Sean Avery and Marek Malik throwing punches at one another during practice today, I wouldn’t have believed it.

But what had been a mere one-on-one battle during drills today quickly escalated into shoves and then an all-out fight between the 6-foot-6 Malik and the 5-10 Avery, lasting maybe 30 seconds before it eventually ended. For those scoring at home, we’ll call it Malik by TKO.

Words were exchanged after that. At one point, Avery could be heard saying, “Why don’t you play like that in a game?”

Update Feb 7 800am:

NY Daily News: Rangers show fight … in practice
NY Post: Blueshirts Have a Fight to Finish
Bridgewater Courier News (from Weinman, author of the above): Avery, Malik tussle at practice
Newsday: Avery and Malik fight at Rangers practice