....Personally, I believe he will play, but he says he hasn't yet been told definitively. "No problems...don't want to speculate. I'll talk to you at 5," he said. Dubinsky has missed five games after being shut down with stress fracture in left shin. If Dubinsky is ready, Evgeny Grachev -- who wasn't here -- is the likely scratch.

Marc Staal and Matt Gilroy were only defensemen not on ice. Staal appeared to bruise his right ankle yesterday, but there was no update on his condition. He has skipped other optionals and the hailstorm continues here in Westchester.

Henrik Lundqvist will almost certainly start tonight. Martin Biron stayed on ice long after the group left, wokring with Vinny Prospal and Erik Christensen.

Ryan Callahan was upbeat, as he was yesterday. The other forwards here: Chris Drury, Kris Newbury, Brandon Prust, Artem Anisimov.  

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