Brandon Dubinsky, whose right shoulder was still sore following a check along the boards by Taylor Pyatt against Phoenix, worked out but did not skate at this morning's optional in Westchester and is a game-time decision.
“We’ll see how things feel a little later," he said. "I got my legs going this morning (on the bike) and I was getting treatment while the guys were on the ice." He said an X-ray taken after the incident was clean. "It’s going to be sore but it’s nothing serious. During the game it was OK... you have adrenaline going.”
If Dubinsky, who has played every game this season, rests tonight, Wojtek Wolski will step in. It would be his first game since sports hernia surgery on Nov. 8. He said no decision has been made on whether he would accept a conditioning assignment with the AHL Connecticut Whale. He admitted that not playing for what he guessed was the longest stretch of his career was "emotionally and mentally draining."
Henrik Lundqvist, who has won a career-high seven straight starts, will be in the net tonight....No updates on the injured D: Michael Sauer, Steve Eminger or Jeff Woywitka...The NHL will announce the remaining All-Stars this afternoon. Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik, Dan Girardi and Carl Hagelin (as a Young Star) will likely be tabbed...