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.
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.