Drury played in just 24 games this season because of knee and finger injuries.
Staple adds that if the team and player disagree, there's a grievance process through the players' association. But he doesn't think it will come to that.
...i can't imagine that will be an issue here. Drury played in the final game of the regular season and all five playoff games. Sure his ice time was limited, but if can play in those games two months ago he should be more than healthy now.
And for all of you hating on Drury check out both Andrew Gross' blog post at Rangers Rants and Jess Rubenstein's at The Prospect Park.
Perhaps Drury will not make his playing and/or his "health" an issue. I agree..if he cannot play....he should retire.
What happens if he does go on LTIR. I'm thinking he sits out for a year, collects his 5 Mill, we are cleared his 7 Mill on our cap. Sounds better than a buyout, 3.7 mill better. Anything else I am missing, perhaps in the year to follow?
is it possible for drury to be bought out and then sign for a small amount? since brad richards seems like a bad idea, wouldnt it be great to have drury as a fourth line center with the A and cally with the C. Drury when healthy is an elite defensive forward, he may not have much offense left, but the guy is a great player on the PK and in the faceoff circle and definately someone I would want on my team.
@thelink44 Nope. Because then he would be getting the buyout money and the new salary.