New York Rangers forward Brandon Prust will miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils, as he's been suspended one game for his elbow on Anton Volchenkov, according to the Bergen Record.
The NHL has yet to announce their reasoning for the suspension, but it's in line with recent bans in these playoffs. Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers delivered a similar elbow to the head of Devils forward Dainius Zubrus in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and was also banned one game.
Prust will not forfeit any salary for the playoff suspension. There's no early word on who might replace Prust in the Rangers' lineup in Game 4. Brandon Dubinsky has skated at Rangers practice in recent days but he's not expected to be fully recovered from an injury in time for Monday's action. It's possible that defenseman Steve Eminger could take shifts on the fourth line as a replacement for Prust.