Quick Hits: Kevin Sylvester and Danny Gare to Call Games; Drury to Retire
There will be no call for Drury duty in Buffalo after all.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting today that the Rangers cannot buy out their captain, due to his lingering knee injury. In fact, the injury is degenerative, and it looks like the 35 year old will miss the entire upcoming season, an event that will force him into retirement.
Whether you wanted Drury back with the Sabres or not, no one wanted his career to end this way.
Drury will close out his 12 year career with 892 NHL regular-season games, in which the Little League World Series’ winning pitcher from Trumbull, Connecticut recorded 615 points (255-360). In 130 playoff games, he scored 88 points (47-41).
Meanwhile, the Sabres announced yesterday that Kevin Sylvester will make the play-by-play with Danny Gare at his side for select away games for the upcoming season. Sylvester is the likely eventual replacement for Rick Jeanerette, who is hoping to extend his career by taking the brunt of the travel away from his schedule.
If you forgot what Sylvester’s style is like, here’s a video from last season where he called a Drew Stafford hattie against the Bruins.
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