NHL: Chris Drury Out With Knee Surgery—Done For Good?

February 9th, 2011 by Matthew Calamia Leave a reply »
Early reports dealing with New York Rangers captain Chris Drury have indicted that he'll need knee surgery and will be out of the lineup for six weeks healing.

But could that just be a pipe dream?

Knee surgery is a difficult option to gauge a comeback.

The Rangers know all too well this season with Vinny Prospal: His roller coaster return from knee surgery was a thing of legend, with several set backs preventing him from returning before February.

Drury, who began the season on the IR with a broken index finger suffered during training camp and then again on opening night, has an uphill battle ahead of him if he hopes to return to not only the Rangers, but to the NHL. He'll be 35 years old this August and his knees aren't getting any younger.

Drury has had a miserable 2010-11 season. He missed the first two months of the season with the broken finger and in 23 games this season, the Trumbull, CT. native has just four assists.

If Drury is able to come back (a big if), his spot is not guaranteed at all. There is already a log-jam of sorts for the Rangers up front.

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