Brandon Dubinsky back in lineup

Updated: May 23, 2012, 8:11 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Sidelined for almost a month, forward Brandon Dubinsky returned to the Rangers lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Devils on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Dubinsky, who took line rushes with center Artem Anisimov and right wing Ryan Callahan in pregame warmups, has not played since suffering a right foot injury in Game 7 of the conference semifinals on April 26. He replaced fourth-line center John Mitchell in the lineup.

Brandon Prust also returns after serving a one-game suspension for his hit on Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov in Game 3. Defenseman Steve Eminger is a healthy scratch.

Marian Gaborik was dropped to the third line with Ruslan Fedotenko and Derek Stepan in pregame line rushes.

Katie Strang covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for ESPNNewYork.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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