Drury On Fourth Line; White Or Christensen To Be Scratched

As per Arthur Staple, Chris Drury was practicing on the fourth line today between Sean Avery and Erik Christensen/Todd White. Should Drury return, one of Christensen/White will be the healthy scratch to make room. It doesn’t appear that the Rangers will demote White until Derek Boogaard returns from injury, so expect the Rangers to carry 14 forwards for the time…

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Drury Back, Decisions Ahead

Although he still has plenty (potentially) to give to the Rangers, with the news of Chris Drury’s pending return – a welcome return at that – Erik Christensen is starring down the barrel of a healthy scratch. Luckily for him, Derek Boogaard doesn’t like to stay healthy. It was telling that during the Rangers demolition of the Caps Christensen only…

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Tough Decisions Looming When Drury Returns

For all intents and purposes, Rangers captain Chris Drury has missed the entire season to date with a broken finger. The news came last week that Drury’s return is going to be delayed until at least next week because he is still having trouble gripping a stick. Drury has spent the entire season on long term injured reserve, and thus…

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Drury’s Return Delayed

It looks like Chris Drury is going to be out longer than expected. Larry Brooks is reporting that Drury’s broken left index finger is still bothering him, and that he is unable to grip a stick: “It was not good,” a disappointed Drury said on his way out of the Garden after the Rangers fell 3-1 to the Penguins. Drury,…

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Injury Update: Rozsival and Drury; Stepan To Hartford?

The banged up Rangers got some good news yesterday, despite the loss to the Bruins. Chris Drury, who has been out for pretty much the entire season with a broken finger, began skating again, and his timetable for a return is 2-3 weeks. The inevitable return of Drury poses an interesting question for the Rangers: Who gets scratched? The rotation…

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Drury Will Probably Play Friday; Christensen Hurt

Chris Drury, who has missed the entire preseason and the first two games of the regular season with a broken pinky, will likely make his return on Friday when the Rangers have their home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. His return comes just in time, as it looks like Erik Christensen will be missing time due to a lower…

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What To Do When Chris Drury Returns?

When Chris Drury went down with a broken finger, he inadvertently kept some current Rangers on the roster to replace him in the lineup. Now that he is skating in full gear and shooting again, it seems likely he will return sooner than expected. He will definitely miss tonight’s opener against Buffalo, but there is a strong possibility he will…

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White/Kennedy Clear Waivers; Drury/Prospal On IR

When the Rangers waived centers Todd White and Tim Kennedy yesterday, many assumed that one or both would be claimed, especially Kennedy, who comes very cheap. However, both cleared waivers. Since both have cleared waivers, their salaries ($2.375 for White, $550,000 for Kennedy) are removed from the Rangers cap. The Rangers have 30 days to assign them to the AHL,…

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What We’ve Learnt So Far?

11 days of camp and 3 games into the pre-season and the Rangers have made two series of roster cuts and have 27 players remaining. So what have we learnt about the state of the Rangers? Let’s start with the negatives. Looking at camp it was disappointing to see core players such as Artem Anisimov struggle with the conditioning skates….

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Is Stepan a Problem for Anisimov?

Thankfully this isn’t an issue in the short term but upon Chris Drury’s return from injury and due to the apparent logjam of centers on the roster, will Derek Stepan in particular become a road block in Artem Anisimov’s development? With Derek Stepan’s impressive start to camp, Brandon Dubinsky, Vinny Prospal and Chris Drury all roster certainties and one of…

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