CapGeek says even if the Rangers put Drury on long term IR it wouldn't give them any more cap space than they already have (room for a $10.8m cap hit) to make a deadline move.
Update, 2:28 p.m.:
Apparently after practice today Torts ripped anybody who suggested Drury's injury was fabricated.
...I owned up to it below. I think others should as well.
Arthur Staple of Newsday reports that Chris Drury is having his knee scoped and will be out six weeks.
...guess his knee really was injured. News should make every Ranger fan feel a little guilty, including myself, for ripping on a guy who gutted it out through a serious knee injury. My apologies Chris.
...got to assume Drury is most likely done for the regular season. Should be back if Rangers make playoffs.
...assuming Newbury will be recalled.
Does this mean Drury will finish the season with 0 goals & 4 assists for 7 million? I'm sorry but with one more year on that contract someone needs to be "Naslunded." It's not his fault he signed the contract and I know he is injured but how can he look in the mirror with numbers like that.
Lots of Kaberle to Rangers talk on Twitter right now. Apparently Burke wants two prospects back. Hold up is Kaberle NTC. If Kaberle for Valentenko goes down I will be very unhappy.
@KevinDeLury if he had another year on his contract, i would pull the trigger. but i'm not interested in giving up any blue chips for a rental. i'd trade gilroy maybe, but none of the young guys.
@DO Especially b/c Kaberle could end up just being a rental. Then the Rangers have nothing at the end of the year. LOL on Redden.
@KevinDeLury does Redden count as a prospect?
@KevinDeLury I'm with you. I was one of those who said it should've been Valentenko up at the beginning instead of Gilroy. The Gilroy thing worked out fine, but Val had some real grit in the pre-season. Like we haven't seen in MSG since Kasparaitis. Of course Kaspar was playing for NYI at the time, so not sure that even counts. By the time he got to NYR, not so much.
Props to Dru for hanging in there. Do we know when this happened?
Team was playing better when they were "fighting adversity" with a boatload of injuries. Maybe this will give them the incentive they need to win those close games. C'mon guys!! Win one for Dru!!!
@ThomasVanNess It actually doesn't per CapGeek. I updated above.
poor drury, hopfully he'll be back if we are in the playoffs. is it cool to give cally the C in the meantime? =D
So... Prospal was out until very recently. While he was out, Staal wore the A. When Vinny came back, he willingly relinquished the A and Staal is keeping it in the spirit of the youth movement.
Drury is now out, again. If this is it in terms of his regular season, and if - knock on wood - Prospal stays healthy, Drury will actually end up having played fewer games than Prospal. Yet Vinny, despite actually now being counted on for more in terms of production/top line minutes than Drury, gives up the A, and Drury somehow warrants keeping the C? I know, I know, intangibles, locker room presence, etc, etc., but when a guy plays only 23 games in a season, with no goals and the same number of assists as your goaltender, what, exactly, is he doing with that C?
I know, beating a dead horse, but another Drury injury just makes you wonder about the C even more.
Count me in the group who feels like an idiot now. (Though I stand by my thoughts that had it been faked, it was a classy move by the organization.)
@ClassClown20 He owed Glen money, and glen sent the boys from Bushwick after Dru to collect.
Bugsy - "Yer gonna sit out da next game, see. Yer gonna tell 'em yer knee is blown out!!"
Dru - "But my knee is fine?!"
*Bugsy smiles and pulls out his baton*
@ClassClown20 How would it have been classy to give him a fake injury? If he really had just been phased out because of declining skill/production, I'd much rather see Drury and the organization step up and say that was the case, rather than fake some injury in an attempt to save face. People have said giving him the injury cover would have been honorable - It's neither honorable nor classy to bow out under the guise of a fake injury.
Or course, it's moot, since it's real, but... whatever.
It's unfortunate that he has to have surgury and all but honeslty I don't really care if he's on the ice. As a fan watching every game and attending to about 15 — he just doesn't do it for me.
@_Jack Got to respect him for gutting it out. Probably felt he needed to fight thru it with all the other injuries.