The Rangers had an optional skate today before tomorrow's first of a home-and-home with the Islanders.

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Henrik Lundqvist will start tomorrow. If the Rangers win, Chad Johnson could see his first NHL action on Thursday. John Tortorella said he wasn't thinking past tomorrow.

Brandon Dubinsky skated after returning to the lineup in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Thrashers. Dubinsky said he felt sore but good after missing 13 games with a broken hand.