Rangers captain Drury, Gaborik injured
The Rangers will be without top-line forwards Marian Gaborik and
Chris Drury for several weeks after both were injured in the second
period of New York’s 4-3, home-opening loss to the Toronto Maple
Leafs on Friday night.
Gaborik will be out for 2-to-3 weeks because of a separated
shoulder. Drury is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after he
broke his left index finger for the second time – but in a
different place – since the start of training camp.
Drury made his season debut on Friday night after sitting out
New York’s first two games. He was originally injured while
blocking a shot during a training camp scrimmage on Sept. 20.
The 34-year-old Drury was in the starting lineup on Friday at
center between Gaborik and Alex Frolov. Drury had replaced Erik
Christensen, who injured a leg during the third period of New
York’s loss on Monday to the New York Islanders. Christensen is
expected to be able to play on Monday when the Rangers host
Colorado, coach John Tortorella said.
New York also announced after Friday’s loss that Vinny Prospal,
who has yet to play this season because of a knee injury, will have
surgery Tuesday and be out indefinitely.