'''The term of it shows a lot of commitment right there it's a long time,'' said Drury. ''Certainly in our business anything can happen, but I think the commitment shown by (the Sabres) that they want me here and it's a two-way street, I want to be here that's why I signed a four-year deal.'''
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'''He felt at this point it was in his best long-term interest to play in his home country for a year,'' said Evans. ''I don't think it was a matter of happiness or unhappiness. It's just something that he wanted to do.'''
'"We are proud to announce today that we have signed Chris (Drury) to a contract. He is going to be here, playing as a Buffalo Sabre and everyone is extremely enthusiastic and excited about it. Like many things that have been happening since last year, the team and its surrounding environment is looking more and more positive. Adding Chris Drury to the roster is just one of the many pluses that have been added to this team."'
'"Chris Drury is a top-line, NHL center who has won numerous championships at all levels," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a statement. "He is an excellent playmaker and has been a consistent goal scorer throughout his career."'
'Drury's arrival leaves the Sabres with two unsigned restricted free agents — leading scorer Miroslav Satan and stalwart defenseman Jay McKee — two weeks before the start of training camp.'
'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has signed restricted free agent center Chris Drury to a four-year contract.
‘Probably not coincidentally, Chapman’s former teammate and coach with the Moose — Scott Arniel — is an assistant coach with the Sabres. Chapman was the Moose captain for the past four seasons and is the franchise leader in games played with 447.’