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New York Rangers forward Sean Avery has been arrested in California after police claim he shoved an officer at his Hollywood Hills home. Lt. Jorge Pardo tells City News Service that a neighbor's noise complaint sent police to the home at around 1 a.m. on Friday. He was released on $20,000 bail. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
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New York Rangers forward Sean Avery has been arrested in California after police claim he shoved an officer at his Hollywood Hills home. Lt. Jorge Pardo tells City News Service that a neighbor's noise complaint sent police to the home at around 1 a.m. on Friday. He was released on $20,000 bail. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

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