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.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4