Drury sits out Game 1 against Caps
WASHINGTON -- The New York Rangers did not have their captain in the lineup Wednesday night for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final series with the Washington Capitals. Chris Drury took the pre-game warm-up but left midway through leading many to wonder if he was going to play. He's not.
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Drury rested four days and missed the team's regular-season finale at Philadelphia with an undisclosed injury. He returned to practice Tuesday and also skated briefly, for about five minutes, Wednesday morning.
Drury is a huge loss. He was fourth on the team in scoring this season with 56 points and is a mainstay on the power play and penalty kill.
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.