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Brandon Dubinsky (Nose, Sinus) post-fight takes day off

Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils

Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils and Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers fight during the first period. (March 6, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

So, it wasn't only Dubinsky's hand that kept him out of the last 57 minutes of the 4-1 loss to the Devils. Coach John Tortorella said:  "He got hit in the nose pretty hard. Having some problem with the sinus." Initially, reporters were told that it was a hand problem, and we were skeptical (what? writers skeptical? Nah) because he really didn't land many punches on Ryan Carter. Anyway, he's travelling to Ottawa and listed as day-to-day.

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Ryan Callahan left practice a few minutes early and did not appear int he locker room. But I assume he was just resting the bruised foot.

The lines at practice:

62-19-24; 42-21-10; 26-22-8; 28-34-71.

The d:  5-27; 32-4; 18-41; 44-6

So if that holds for the mornign skate, John Mitchell and Anton Stralman will be back in the lineup after a one-game hiatus.

Getting ready to board flight to Ottawa, more later...

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