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.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season