Rangers Can’t Buyout Drury? (Updated)

drury2Update, 10:25 a.m.:
Jesse Spector at the Daily News says Wojtek Wolski could be a casualty of the Drury news.

He also gives a few cap scenarios…

With the players they currently have on their roster, including Wade Redden, the Rangers should be a little over $55 million on the summer cap once they make qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. With the 2011-12 cap expected to be between $60-63 million, and the summer cap 10% higher than that, the Rangers would have room to operate.

The complication in that scenario would be that if the Rangers were to make a big-money acquisition (read: Brad Richards), they would be hamstrung with regard to actually re-signing their restricted free agents.

…this would be a double wammy for me as I was looking forward to a full season of Wolski.

Original Post:
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports the Rangers will be unable to buy out the final season of Chris Drury’s contract because of a degenerative condition in the captain’s left knee that apparently will render him medically unable to play next season.

While Drury has yet to file the necessary paperwork, sources report he plans to do so. The Rangers could file a grievance against Drury, but Brooks says that is a remote possibility.

The Rangers could get a long term injury exemption of Drury’s $7.05 salary if he is placed on LTI and the Rangers go that far over the salary cap meaning if the cap is $62.5 million the team would have to get to $69.5 million (including Drury) before the season-opener in Stockholm to get the benefit. Which isn’t a very likely scenario even with signing Brad Richards.

Drury underwent arthroscopic surgery in February that sidelined him for 27 games before he returned for the final game of the regular season against the Devils.

…we officially need a Naslund-retirement from Drury. Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do?

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Rangers Can’t Buyout Drury? (Updated)

drury2Update, 10:25 a.m.:
Jesse Spector at the Daily News says Wojtek Wolski could be a casualty of the Drury news.

He also gives a few cap scenarios…

With the players they currently have on their roster, including Wade Redden, the Rangers should be a little over $55 million on the summer cap once they make qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. With the 2011-12 cap expected to be between $60-63 million, and the summer cap 10% higher than that, the Rangers would have room to operate.

The complication in that scenario would be that if the Rangers were to make a big-money acquisition (read: Brad Richards), they would be hamstrung with regard to actually re-signing their restricted free agents.

…this would be a double wammy for me as I was looking forward to a full season of Wolski.

Original Post:
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports the Rangers will be unable to buy out the final season of Chris Drury’s contract because of a degenerative condition in the captain’s left knee that apparently will render him medically unable to play next season.

While Drury has yet to file the necessary paperwork, sources report he plans to do so. The Rangers could file a grievance against Drury, but Brooks says that is a remote possibility.

The Rangers could get a long term injury exemption of Drury’s $7.05 salary if he is placed on LTI and the Rangers go that far over the salary cap meaning if the cap is $62.5 million the team would have to get to $69.5 million (including Drury) before the season-opener in Stockholm to get the benefit. Which isn’t a very likely scenario even with signing Brad Richards.

Drury underwent arthroscopic surgery in February that sidelined him for 27 games before he returned for the final game of the regular season against the Devils.

…we officially need a Naslund-retirement from Drury. Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do?

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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