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Dubinsky: Sinus, hand keeping him out

New Jersey Devils' Ryan Carter, right, fights with

New Jersey Devils' Ryan Carter, right, fights with Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky. (March 6, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Quick interview with the scratched Brandon Dubinsky as he was leaving rink. Has couple stitches on lower left side of nose from Tuesday's fight with the Devs' Ryan Carter, but his face is not black and blue or swollen, meaning nose likely not broken.

"I'm OK, I took it in the nose pretty good," he said. "The issue is the (sinus) pressure. The flight was OK, it affects me more when I'm sleeping, lying down. (Skating) could potentially be a wind issue. My hand's hurt as well, so we decided to take a couple days."

Dubinsky was using a sinus spray, "trying to clear it all out" and was icing the hand. Asked if he knew how he hurt his hand (both players tossed their helmets off), but there also was some pulling and grabbing: "I don't know," he said, grinning. "I didn't throw many, I took a lot."

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