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Wolski takes injured Dubinsky's place for Rangers

by Dave Lozo / NHL.com
NEW YORK -- Wojtek Wolski will play his first game since Nov. 3 as the Rangers host the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Wolski underwent sports-hernia surgery in early November and has been waiting for about two weeks to crack the lineup, but has been a healthy scratch as the red-hot Rangers have had little reason to shuffle their lineup.

But an injury to Brandon Dubinsky's right shoulder has given Wolski a chance. Dubinsky suffered the injury during Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win against the Coyotes. Coach John Tortorella said the move to scratch Dubinsky is an effort to keep the shoulder from being a long-term problem.

Wolski, who has 2 assists in 6 games this season, will take Dubinsky's spot on the Rangers' second line with Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan, leaving their other three lines intact.

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