New York Rangers captain Chris Drury underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee Friday and will be sidelined for six weeks. The team said the procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman at the NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan.
Drury has missed 33 games to injury this season, including a 29-game absence from Oct. 18 to Dec. 12 due to a fractured finger sustained vs. Toronto on Oct. 15. He had skated in 22 consecutive games before missing the last two with the knee injury. The 13-year veteran has registered 254 goals and 360 assists for 614 points, along with 468 penalty minutes in 891 career regular-season games -- but has no goals and just 4 assists in 23 games this season.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs