The Penguins open position for general manager may be coming closer to being filled.

Following Jim Rutherford’s shock resignation less than two weeks ago, a short list of candidates to replace him had trickled out. That list included Ron Hextall, Mike Futa, Chris Drury, John Ferguson Jr., Mike Gillis, Tom Fitzgerald, and a few others.

Since then, Chris Drury has removed himself from consideration and received a promotion with the New York Rangers.