Fedotenko feeling better, taking it "day by day"

Rangers forward Ruslan Fedotenko, who has missed five straight games with a concussion, skated for the second straight day with the team Monday.

Fedotenko, sidelined since a fine-worthy hit from then-Lightning forward Dominic Moore February 9, said he is making progress toward a return.

"It's definitely getting closer," he said. "It's day-by-day and we'll go from there."

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In other (non) injury news, defenseman Steve Eminger is fine after being crumpled in a pileup during the third period of Sunday's 3-2 OT win against Columbus.

The 28-year-old, who recently returned after missing two months with a shoulder injury, said he was surprised to get a text from his father after the game asking if he was okay.

Eminger said he felt fine after Columbus' Sami Pahlsson toppled onto him. He said he was held out for the remainder of the game because of coach John Tortorella's decision to shorten the bench, not because of injury.