NEW YORK -- There was some positive news on the injury front for the New York Rangers
on Monday morning at Madison Square Garden, as forward Mats Zuccarello
skated for the first time since breaking his wrist March 23.
The forward took shots and participated in the team's morning skate in preparation for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Washington Capitals
. The series is tied 2-2, but coach John Tortorella doesn't believe Zuccarello will be back in the lineup any time soon.
Forward Brandon Dubinsky
(lower body) also didn't participate in practice and hasn't played since Game 7 against the Ottawa Senators
in the first round.
Here's the expected lineup for the Rangers, who shuffled their lines a lot toward the end of Game 4, so consider this an educated guess.
- Brad Richards
- Marian Gaborik
- Derek Stepan
- Ryan Callahan
- Brian Boyle
- Ruslan Fedotenko
- John Mitchell
- Brandon Prust
- Dan Girardi
- Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto
- Stu Bickel
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