Morning Skate Notes: Dubinsky Likely in for Mitchell; Prust Returns; McIlrath Sent Home (Update: Eminger Out)

Update, 11:59 a.m.:


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Dave Lozo at NHL.com reports that while there were no lineup announcements this morning, Brandon Dubinsky left the ice early, while John Mitchell stayed out on the ice with the healthy scratches.

…love that Dubinsky will be back in there tonight. Should bring energy and fresh legs. Two things the Rangers are sorely lacking right now.

…would have liked to have seen Torts find a way to get Zucc’s playmaking ability into the line-up as well.

Meanwhile, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says that Brandon Prust will be back in the line-up.

…no shock here. Question will be the other healthy scratch. Eminger or Bickel?

Gross also noted that Kris Newbury and Tim Erixon came off the taxi squad to practice with the team this morning.

…Torts sending a message to his team for sure.

Finally, Rangers 2011 first round pick Dylan McIlrath, who had been on the taxi squad, tweets that he’s headed home from New York.

…got to assume Rangers sent some players who weren’t needed on the taxi squad home.

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