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.
Stanley Cup Playoffs Blog
Check out the latest updates and analysis from the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs as our NHL crew weighs in:
• 2009 Playoffs blog
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.
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Ducks drop Canucks in OT to complete rally
- Devils GM Lamoriello to help behind bench
- Predators waive Roy, assign Stalberg to AHL
- Devils' Elias, Ryder diagnosed with mumps