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Chris Drury out of the running for Penguins GM job

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Drury said he has no desire to leave the Rangers organization.

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As the Penguins search for a new general manager continues, one name that was on many people’s radar has removed his name from the list.

Chris Drury, currently serving as the assistant GM for the New York Rangers was among top candidates for the job, but he won’t be a final candidate.

According to Bob McKenzie, Drury made that decision.

McKenzie says that the Penguins had asked the Rangers permission to talk to Drury about the opening, but Drury doesn’t wish to leave New York City or the Rangers organization.

Patrik Allvin is currently filling the role of general manager on an interim basis following Jim Rutherford’s shock resignation last week.

Other potential candidates mentioned among the hockey community are Mike Futa, Ron Hextall, and Tom Fitzgerald.

Mike Gillis’ name has been tossed around as well, but potentially in a role of President of Hockey Operations, not as a general manager.