Dubinsky has been the team’s best forward by a considerable margin this season, leading the club in goals (17), assists (21), and points (38). He also averages more than 20 minutes per game, almost a full minute more than any other forward on the team, and that’s because he plays in every situation. The Rangers are already without Ryan Callahan, Derek Boogaard, Erik Christensen, Alex Frolov, and Vinny Prospal, so the last thing they needed was to lose their best player for an extended period of time.
Two things need to happen now. One, Marian Gaborik really needs to step up his game and replace some of the lost production. Two, some of that depth in Connecticut needs to come through and provide some quality minutes for the time being. The Rangers aren’t going to be able to straight up replace Dubinsky’s production, it’s going to take a team effort.
By the way, the fibula is the narrow little bone next to the tibia, which is your shin/calf bone.