Brandon Dubinsky back in lineup

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

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 NHL for She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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