NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Rangers captain Chris Drury will be sidelined for six weeks after having knee surgery on Friday, the NHL team said.

The 34-year-old center, who has already missed 33 games this season because of injury, had arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome left knee, Rangers general manager Glen Sather said in a statement.

Drury had missed his team's last two games due to increasing knee pain.

Drury was ruled out for 29 consecutive games after breaking a finger against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 15.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Rex Gowar; To comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)