Prospal Back, Dubi Dropped

January 11, 2010, by

The injured Vinny Prospal will be back in the lineup tomorrow night against the Devils, which is nothing but great news for the Rangers. As per Jim Cerny’s twitter, Prospal will be back on the top line with Marian Gaborik. A bit of a surprise here is that Erik Christensen will be the pivot on that line. Brandon Dubinsky has been dropped to wing on a different line with Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan.

Christensen has earned his spot on the top line with Prospal and Gaborik. He may not be the most talented player, but he gets the job done. It isn’t always about putting the best center on the line, but about putting the center that works the best with Gaborik and Prospal on the line. Good for Christensen, I hope he can keep it up.


  1. Bettman's Nightmare says:

    It’s a shame Dubi has to be sent down to the second line, but if I remember right he and Cally were clicking late last year, the hope is that they could revive that. Christensen earned that spot, but I’m sure he knows (and we know) that he won’t have a long leash up there.

    • Dave says:

      I think they were clicking with Avery on the wing. That would be one hell of a hard working line.

  2. Jordan says:

    I like it. Play the hot hand with Gaborik. He’s earned it. And it just makes the 2nd line that much better.