Drury to return for home opener

Team captain Chris Drury will suit up for Friday’s home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs and he may slide right into the top line.

In addressing the media today, head coach John Tortorella said Drury would return from his broken finger injury Friday and also noted he was loathe to break up the team’s second (Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan) or third (Avery-Stepan-Fedotenko) lines. With top line center Erik Christensen ailing, it seems the No. 1 line with Marian Gaborik and Alexander Frolov would be the most likely landing spot.

Drury skated with the top unit during practice today, according to Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record.

Meanwhile, Jesse Spector of the Daily News reports Christensen will see a doctor about his bum wheel today and hopes to resume skating tomorrow.

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