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08:22 AM ET 06.09 | Chris Drury may be about to hit the open market. Glen Sather left Wednesday's general managers meeting without addressing the media, but the Daily News has learned the Rangers' boss plans to buy out the final season of captain Chris Drury's five-year, $35.25 million contract. "He's gone," the source said of Drury, who had one goal and four assists this season as he sat out 58 games with finger and knee injuries -- more time than he had missed in his 11 previous NHL campaigns combined. The NHL's contract buyout window is June 15-30, and the Rangers have been expected to part ways with Drury since John Tortorella's read-between-the-lines comment on April 25 that "We have to make decisions for what's best for the organization moving on ... It's certainly not mine, my total decision, but I have my thoughts."

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June 9, 2011  08:45 AM ET

A no brainer...

June 9, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A no brainer...

Yeah. So why did it take Sather so long to realize it? Good luck finding work elsewhere Chris.

June 9, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yeah. So why did it take Sather so long to realize it? Good luck finding work elsewhere Chris.

Simple...You have to have a brain before you can make a no brainer!

June 9, 2011  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Simple...You have to have a brain before you can make a no brainer!

Good point. I shouldn't make the assumption Sather has one.

June 9, 2011  09:33 AM ET

I remember when the Rangers signed Gomez and Drury and many Ranger fans were ecstatic. Both were obviously overpaid, but no one could have seen it ending like this.
Drury will sign with another team for like a mill and be a good checking center

June 9, 2011  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I remember when the Rangers signed Gomez and Drury and many Ranger fans were ecstatic. Both were obviously overpaid, but no one could have seen it ending like this.Drury will sign with another team for like a mill and be a good checking center

This Canadiens fan still winces at the mere mention of Gomez. Ugh!

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June 9, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Can't sign Richards and keep Drury...

June 9, 2011  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yeah. So why did it take Sather so long to realize it? Good luck finding work elsewhere Chris.

He'll have no problem finding work elsewhere, but not for that kind of money. Failing that, there's always McDonald's or Taco Bell. They're always looking for Nutrition Experts and Food Consultants. ;)

June 9, 2011  10:19 AM ET

Come on back to Denver, Chris!

June 9, 2011  12:05 PM ET

Just put him in the minors with Redden. I'm sure it will be a fairly big buyout.

June 9, 2011  12:12 PM ET

kid just couldn't stay healthy...loved Chris when he played here

June 9, 2011  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Just put him in the minors with Redden. I'm sure it will be a fairly big buyout.

He probably has one of those no move contracts and they can't. But if they can put him the minors they should no cap implications at all.

June 9, 2011  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Just put him in the minors with Redden. I'm sure it will be a fairly big buyout.

He has a NMC, so a buyout is thier only option.

June 9, 2011  12:47 PM ET

Where's Buc on this thread?

I expcet him to be doing a Sedinianesque cartwheel over this....

June 9, 2011  12:58 PM ET

Would Burke pick him up for a few shekels?

June 9, 2011  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Where's Buc on this thread?I expcet him to be doing a Sedinianesque cartwheel over this....

I was hank but this thread took a while to show up. Im glad hes gone but still feel bad for players in that situation. CBA needs to address this. A guy like Redden or Souray might still be in the NHL if not for their contracts. Sure they get a lot of dough but in wonder how much they would give up to be off the buses.
And btw...i don't want Richards at a long spensive contract. Rangers are building something with the kids. salary cap death wil **** that up eventually.

June 9, 2011  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Would Burke pick him up for a few shekels?

No BF, but he might pick him up for a lot of shekels. :-)

June 9, 2011  02:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He'll have no problem finding work elsewhere, but not for that kind of money. Failing that, there's always McDonald's or Taco Bell. They're always looking for Nutrition Experts and Food Consultants. ;)

sandwhich specialists ?

 
June 9, 2011  02:42 PM ET

i love finishing my first exam and then reading this!!! Now it's time to sign Jussi Jokinen and trade for Jeff Carter.

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