Rangers Vs. Devils: Stu Bickel Likely To Replace Brandon Prust At Forward

Rangers defenseman Stu Bickel sat out of the lineup during Saturday's Game 3 against the Devils at Prudential Center, replaced on the blueline by Steve Eminger. Eminger will remain in the lineup for Monday's Game 4, but Bickel will find his way back into the lineup, this time playing as a forward.

According to reports from Madison Square Garden on Monday morning, it appears as though Bickel will replace the suspended Brandon Prust at forward in Game 4. It's unlikely that Bickel sees a lot of ice time, and coach John Tortorella will almost certainly hide his minutes as much as possible.

The Rangers hoped Brandon Dubinsky would return to the lineup and replace Prust, but he's yet to fully recover from an ankle injury and will watch the action from the press box in the rafters of Newark's Prudential Center. Dubinsky hasn't seen the ice since Game 7 against the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Stick with our StoryStream for full Devils vs. Rangers Game 4 coverage. For more on the Rangers, check in with Blueshirt Banter, and for more on the Devils, check in with In Lou We Trust.

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