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Rangers’ Brandon Dubinsky Skates With Team For First Time Since Suffering Foot Injury

Brandon Dubinsky (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brandon Dubinsky (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (WFAN) - Rangers center Brandon Dubinsky skated at the team’s training facility in Greenburgh on Friday for the first time since suffering a right-foot injury against the Senators in the first round of the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs, the New York Daily News reported.

The lefty veteran wore an orange non-contact jersey and skated with several teammates, taking some shots on goal to test his foot, the paper reported. But he proceeded to leave the ice before the rest of the team started practicing.

It doesn’t appear that the 26-year-old will return to action any time soon, but he seems to be making progress and could return should the Rangers defeat the Devils and reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

Dubinsky, who was drafted by the Rangers in 2004 but made his debut with the team in 2007, had a very disappointing regular season, collecting just 10 goals and 24 assists in 77 games. Still, despite their highly-publicized differences, Rangers coach John Tortorella will likely use Dubinsky heavily moving forward if he’s able to return to the ice.

If he were to return to the ice this season — even at 75 percent — how much of an impact would Brandon Dubinsky have on the Rangers’ Stanley Cup chances? Offer your thoughts and comments in the section below…