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Zuccarello a game-time decision vs. Canes

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello is a game-time decision for Friday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Zuccarrello has been out since suffering a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on Feb. 16 while he was playing for his native Norway in the Olympics.

He was to see the doctor later on Thursday before a decision on his status would be made, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said.

“I feel better,” Zucarrello said. “I feel more comfortable with the puck and in certain situations out there. I feel good.”

Zuccarello, 26, has recorded 15 goals and 28 assists for the Rangers this season.

Henrik Lundqvist will start against the Hurricanes, Vigneault said.

• Vigneault said Dan Girardi will continue to be a third alternate captain for the remainder of the season, and the coach will figure out who his team captain will be in place of Ryan Callahan when the season ends.

Carl Hagelin received a maintenance day.