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Arthur Staple says in Newsday that nothing has been decided on Drury or Wolski.
This would be the denial of what has been reported and I was waiting for this as well. The fact that Brooks writes that Glen Sather told Drury he would be bought out sends a powerful signal that it’s true.
That serves as confirmation on the move.
Original Post: 6:45AM:
According to Jesse Spector in the New York Daily News, the Rangers intend to buy out the final year of Chris Drury’s contract.
Spector quotes a source as saying that Drury is “gone.”
Buying out Drury would cost the Rangers $3.7 million against the salary cap this season and $1.6 next season.
The buyout period is from June 15th to June 30th.
I have been waiting for this article to appear somewhere and I had pegged Larry Brooks Sunday column this week to be where it was first reported. Nonetheless, this has been expected for a while and we will see if it comes true when the buyout period starts next Wednesday.
It is believed that if Drury is bought out, he would have no problem finding a place to play next season.
Drury had one goal and four assists in 24 games this past season. In his Rangers career, Drury has 62 goals and 89 assists in 264 games. Before this season, he had only missed six total games in three years.