During tonight's broadcast of the Rangers-Devils game, Ranger's analyst Sam Rosen said that he spoke to Jason Blake. Blake told him that he did not hear Avery make those comments. Assuming that Sam Rosen isnt lying and Blake isnt deaf, this means the Avery did not make a "cancer" remark to Blake.
Now the blame shifts to whoever created this rumor. It is a terrible thing to say about anybody, regardless if he is the nicest guy or a jerk like Avery.
Rangers are tied 1-1 at the first intermission. Recap coming as soon as this goes final.
If Blake says that Avery is innocent, then Avery is innocent. I think that people who are looking for some special info here should stop dreaming. There is no extra information about this case, and the case will be dismissed soon.