The news: Brian Boyle practiced, but there’s no way of knowing if he will return for Game 1 or Game 2 or at all in this series. Depends on how he feels after his first post-concussion skate, and tomorrow, and as we’ve seen, going forward.
Brandon Dubinsky, who injured an ankle or a knee and did not play the last 11 minutes-plus in Game 7, did not practice yesterday and is only termed day-to-day.
And because you guys have been asking, I asked Mats Zuccarello … but as you know there’s an injury-news blackout during the playoffs, so he couldn’t really say. But he’s still wearing a removable cast, though he has resumed skating the last three days, on his own.
Boyle said some cool stuff when I asked him what he thought about his roommate Brandon Prust fighting Chris Neil and saying it was “partly for Boyler.”