Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that both Marian Gaborik (flu) and Ryan Callahan (personal reasons) were not at practice today, but John Tortorella says there is no long term concern for either of them.

...hopefully the flu doesn't send Gaborik into a slump the way it did for Lundqvist.

Meanwhile, Brandon Dubinsky feels the playoffs will give him a new lease on life (Rangers Twitter page)...

"I have high expectations for myself...right now I have a clean slate and (the playoffs) are a great opportunity for me."

Tortorella adds this on Dubinsky...

"he cares...he wants to help the team...he is very important to us and can help us get to the next level."

...Dubinsky has the potential to be an "X" factor for the Rangers this postseason. He gave the Rangers absolutely zero offensively this season, so if he could pitch in even a little it could go a long way towards playoff success for the Blueshirts.

Finally, Leonard adds that Derek Stepan says he has no major issues w his right knee and that's just sore and stiff at times. He's still icing it but notes that it's "nothing I couldn't play through."

...Rangers dodged a bullet there. I thought for sure he was done for the season after that hit.

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