Via Tom Gulitti, former Rangers captain Chris Drury has formally announced his retirement through the NHLPA. Drury signed a big contract with the Rangers, but age and a knee injury kept him from competing on a regular basis towards the end of the contract, prompting the Rangers to buy him out this past June. In 892 career games, Drury finished with a line of 255-360-615 and a reputation for scoring big goals in pressure situations. Although soft spoken, Drury was a leader on and off the ice for the Sabres and Rangers.
It is sad to see his career end this way. He is not a Hall of Fame player by any means, but he was definitely under appreciated during his stay in New York.
Update 11:30: I don’t think his buyout cap hit is removed from the books, but Suit says it is. We are waiting for clarification from CapGeek.
Update 11:33: Suit has clarified that he forgot about the buyout. I think he deserves to be flogged.