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Chris Drury | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/20/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
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For those still wondering, Chris Drury's buyout by the New York Rangers still counts toward the cap.
Even with the buyout of Drury the Rangers still have $1,364,666 remaining. With the team virtually set they have a little wiggle room if a roster spot should become open. Sat, Aug 20, 2011 10:25:00 AM
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Chris Drury retired from NHL on Friday after 12 seasons in the league.

He was bought out by the New York Rangers this off-season after an injury-plagued 2010-11 campaign. Drury appeared in 892 career regular season games with Colorado, Calgary, Buffalo and the Rangers, racking up 225 goals and 615 points. He was regarded as a clutch player in the playoffs with 47 goals, including 17 game-winners, and 89 points coming in 135 contests. He claimed the Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Avalanche. We wish Drury the best in his retirement.
Source: TSN.ca
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 02:16:00 PM

The New York Rangers have officially bought out the remainder of Chris Drury's contract.

The Rangers will pay approximately $3.716 million against the 2011-12 salary cap, and about $1.667 million in 2012-13 as a result. Drury will become an unrestricted free agent on Friday and the Rangers wished him well. "Chris is a consummate professional, a tremendous competitor and an even better person," said president and GM Glen Sather in a statement. "He gave his heart and soul to the Rangers organization in his time here and we wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 05:06:00 PM

The New York Post is reporting that the Rangers will complete the buyout of Chris Drury's contract today.

He has reportedly decided against applying for a medical exception due to a left knee condition and will become an unrestricted free agent. He can agree to a one-year contract, with bonuses, because he was on the Rangers' injured reserve for more than 100 days, which should make his addition to another team more attractive. Drury appeared in just 24 games in 2010-11 after breaking his finger twice and having to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 07:15:00 AM

Chris Drury reportedly has a degenerative condition in his left knee that might prevent the team from buying out his contract.

Drury comes with a $7,050,000 annual cap hit. If the report is true, Drury might not be able to play next season because of the condition. If Drury is put on the long-term injury reserve during the preseason, then his cap hit will come off the books. However, the team can't put him on the list during the summer, which means it could be a factor when they're trying to sign free agents. Teams can exceed the cap by up to 10% during the off-season.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 01:48:00 PM

It appears that the Rangers will in fact buy out the remainder of Chris Drury's contract.

According to the New York Post, the Rangers will be pay Drury $3,335,000 over the next two years saving them $3,333,333 of 2011-12 cap space. It's a shame that a player as dedicated as Drury has lost his edge due to injury and age and is no longer worthy of $5 million per season (although despite his ability, he was overpriced at this level). We are sure he will catch on with another club at more modest contract amount.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 11:37:00 AM

It remains to be seen if Chris Drury is healthy enough to be bought out.

An NHL team can't buyout an injured player and while Drury was able to participate in the Rangers' last game, coach John Tortorella said that Drury was playing through a leg injury. The Rangers are seriously considering buying out the last season of Drury's contract, but they can't do so until June 15th at the earliest. We'll keep you posted.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 12:23:00 PM

New York Newsday cited a source who said that the Rangers have not yet decided to buyout Chris Drury.

That contradicts earlier reports that Rangers GM Glen Sather plans to buyout his contract when the option becomes available to him. Teams can buy out contracts from June 15-30. Even if it's true that the Rangers haven't come to a decision regarding Drury's future, it certainly seems like that he will end up being bought out. The Rangers are believed to be interested in Brad Richards and that might influence their decision to buyout Drury and free up some cap space going into the free agent period.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 11:13:00 AM

According to the New York Daily News, GM Glen Sather plans to buy out the remainder of Chris Drury's contract.

Next year will mark the final season of Drury's five-year, $35.25 million contract. He skated in just 24 games during the 2010-11 campaign because of knee and wrist injuries. NHL teams can buy out contracts from June 15-30, so if something is going to happen it will be during that period. The moved would save the Rangers $3.3 million on their salary cap for next year, but they would have a $1.6 million charge in 2012-13. Stay tuned.
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 01:37:00 PM

The New York Rangers may end up buying out the remainder of Chris Drury's contract this off-season.

Coach John Tortorella isn't sure what kind of role Drury will have with the club next campaign, so a decision will have to made with the veteran forward entering the final year of his deal in 2011-12. "This is something, honestly, that we have to look at as far as where does he fit now," said the Rangers bench boss. "We are going young. With older guys, those are conversations that we have to have as we continue here for the next few months." Drury has a no-movement clause, so a demotion to the minors won't happen.
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 07:47:00 AM

Chris Drury isn't bothered by the fact that his contract is set to expire at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Drury would like to play for a few more seasons, but he'll have to be willing to take a huge pay cut. Drury is scheduled to make $5.0 million in 2011-12 and he comes with a $7.05 million annual cap hit. To make matters worse, Drury's role has diminished significantly over the last few seasons. Once his contract is off the books, the Rangers will have significantly more flexibility.
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 03:26:00 PM

The New York Rangers were clear in their intention to swarm the Washington net on Sunday.

The Rangers were constantly crashing the crease in hopes of creating more offense. "Every scrum in front of our net, they were hitting our goalie," Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "They [the officials] kept warning them not to do it, did nothing about it, so they kept doing it." The Rangers’ final goal came on a wild scrum and a nice finish by Brandon Dubinsky. "I think they did a nice job around the net," Capitals winger Mike Knuble said. "They just seemed to be around the net a little more. I think that was the obvious game plan for them." Look for more of the same in Game 4 scheduled for Wednesday.
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 10:54:00 AM

The New York Rangers may use a different power play in their next game against the Capitals.

Without indicating what the changes are, Coach John Tortorella said the lineup will change. The team needs to generate offense and it all starts on the PP.
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 04:32:00 PM

Chris Drury's wealth of playoff experience will be counted on to help a raw Rangers squad.

He has appeared in 130 postseason contests in his career, which is more than Artem Anisimov, Derek Stepan, Michael Sauer, Ryan McDonagh, Brian Boyle, Brandon Prust, Mats Zuccarello, Matt Gilroy and Chad Johnson combined. In fact, Anisimov is the only player to play in an NHL playoff contest and he has just one match under his belt. "Whether you're a young guy or a veteran, whether this is your first time in the playoffs or have been through this before, you can never take it for granted," said Drury.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 08:57:00 AM

The New York Rangers got a big lift from their captain on Saturday afternoon.

Chris Drury returned to the Rangers and scored a huge goal in the first period. The Rangers ended up winning 5-2 over the Devils in the contest. New York now needs Carolina to lose in order to make it to the playoffs. The Rangers got goals from some strange sources. Drury scored his first of the season. As did blueliner Ryan McDonagh. Brandon Prust notched his 13th and Wojtek Wolski scored (his first in the last 18 games). Vinny Prospal scored the clincher midway through the third period.
Sat, Apr 9, 2011 03:03:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3Dominic Moore
4Chris Mueller
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3J.T. Miller
4Tanner Glass
5Matthew Lombardi
6Nick Tarnasky
7Chris Bourque
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Dan Boyle
4Marc Staal
5Kevin Klein
6John Moore
7Matt Hunwick
8Mike Kostka
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot