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by Paul on 12/17/08 at 11:35 AM ET
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
Here’s one thing I’m hearing from people in the know: The Rangers are so intent on getting Mats Sundin that they may well trade Chris Drury to make room. The Rangers will need to clear some significant salary to allow for Mats’ inclusion, and Drury has three more years and $21.5 million left on his contract after this season.
But he also has a no-movement clause to his deal, meaning any kind of trade or demotion to the minors or put through the waiver wire would need his approval first….
The Avs have roughly five million in cap space right now - partly because of Joe Sakic’s long-term injury. So maybe if you get a Drury to waive his no-movement clause to come to Colorado and get the Rangers to pay half his salary this year after going through re-entry waivers, you could fit him in - although you’d probably have to move more salary too.
Of the few teams Drury would consider playing for, I’m sure the Avs would be one of them.
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