The question posed to John Tortorella at his Monday morning press briefing at Madison Square Garden was about which skater would replace the suspended Brandon Prust in the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Tortorella's answer? He had no answer.
"I don't know what my lineup is," Tortorella said when asked if Stu Bickel could play forward.
Bickel started as a fourth-line forward in the game, ultimately won by the Devils 4-1, before replacing defenseman Michael Del Zotto on the third defense pair with Steve Eminger. He skated 12 shifts for 8:59 of ice time and committed two penalties totaling 12 minutes.
Tortorella ended his news conference by saying, "I don't know what my lineup would be then," after he was jokingly asked if Bickel could play in three weeks.
* Brandon Dubinsky has been skating for a couple of days as he recuperates from an injured right foot. Even though Dubinsky struggled offensively during the regular season -- ...