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NY Rangers report that a broken finger will keep captain Chris Drury out four weeks

Sep 20, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

druryshootsatrask.jpgThe New York Rangers just announced that captain and highly paid center Chris Drury broke “a finger” during a Monday morning scrimmage and will miss a month.

#NYR captain Chris Drury broke a finger in this morning’s scrimmage and will miss 4 weeks of action

It’s nearly impossible to discuss anything about Drury without mentioning his massively bloated contract* which includes a ludicrous annual cap hit of $7.05 million and overall terms of 5 years, $35.25 million. You can throw all of the “intangibles” talk at me, but come on, there’s no way to say that hustle and character justify paying that kind of money to a player who scored only 32 points while registering a -10 rating last season.

* I’m also required to gripe about the fact that people constantly bring up his run in the Little League World Series. It’s part of the Snarky Bloggers Oath, actually.

Obviously, an injury that will only cost him a few weeks of the regular season (maybe a month if it lingers longer than the team reports) won’t give the Rangers much in the way of long-term cap relief, though. In fact, one scary scenario would be that Glen Sather decides to back up his “talent decides the roster, not money” talk by keeping Wade Redden on the NHL roster because Drury’s cap hit won’t register until he returns.

That nightmare situation isn’t highly likely, though, so step off that ledge, Rangers fans.

  1. NYRFTW - Sep 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    oh no, our 7 million dollar penalty killer is out for 4 weeks1 What are we going to do now? The only better news would be if he could suffer a long term injury so the money can come off our books. Why can’t Drury, Rosi and Redden go on a boat ride into hurrican Igor????

  2. Jimee Johnson - Sep 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Brutal! One thing about New Yorkers: they say what they mean, no disrespect intended.

  3. Chris Stabler - Sep 20, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    Egotistical SOB gets all the bad karma he deserves

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