Brandon Dubinsky, Enver Lisin Likely to Return For Rangers Tonight

December 14th, 2009 by Frank Castaldi Leave a reply »
Brandon Dubinsky will most likely be suiting up for the Rangers tonight against the Atlanta Thrashers. It will be Dubi's first action since breaking a bone in his hand Nov. 7 against the Calgary Flames.

The return of Dubinsky could not have come at a more critical point for the Rangers. The Rangers—who are in desperate need of scoring—will slot Dubinsky between their leading scoring Marian Gaborik, and Christopher Higgins.

Vinny Prospal, who had been playing with Gaborik since the beginning of the season, will be dropped to the second line with Ryan Callahan and Chris Drury in an effort to find a more balanced scoring attack.

Dubinsky, who signed a two-year $3.7 million contract after holding out through training camp, has three goals and 10 points through 18 games this season.

Also joining Dubinsky back in the lineup tonight is Enver Lisin.

Lisin has found himself in coach John Tortorella's doghouse as of late, being scratched four of the previous six games.

Lisin, who was brought to the Rangers via trade over the offseason, has the potential to be an above-average goal scorer—if he is given ...

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