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Rangers may have Dubinsky and Zuccarello available tonight

Brandon Dubinsky

New York Rangers’ Brandon Dubinsky controls the puck during NHL hockey practice at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. For the third straight series, Rangers return home from a Game 4 loss and try to regain control. The Rangers have one day to regroup before they welcome the New Jersey Devils back to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Plenty’s been said about the Rangers need for more offense in the playoffs and they just might have some on the way back to the lineup as soon as tonight.

Both Brandon Dubinsky and Mats Zuccarello have been practicing with the team lately and Steve Zipay of New York Newsday reports both of them could be back tonight. While lineup decisions are a closely guarded secret for John Tortorella, Dubinsky tells Zipay he’s feeling good.

“I’m feeling better and we’ll see how it feels tomorrow again,” Dubinsky said. “Every day with an injury, it gets better with treatment as you go, so we’re certainly on the right path. It’s just a matter of time. I want to play each and every game, especially here in the playoffs, but again, I have to make sure I’m at a point where I’m going to help the team, not hurt the team.”

The Rangers have some forwards who are going through a rough spell in the conference finals. All right so most of them are having a tough time, but guys like Carl Hagelin in particular are really struggling (no points against New Jersey, three assists in playoffs). The Rangers could stand to have some new blood to spice up their attack, but now it’s just up to Dubinsky and Zuccarello to be healthy enough to go. Will tonight be the night?