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Pic: Bickel’s Nasty Eye

Wojtek Wolski tweets out this pic of Stu Bickel’s eye, which swelled closed after taking a punch from Michael Haley Monday night, on yesterday’s flight to Washington DC…

If the swelling around Bickel’s eye does not subside by tonight, the now healthy Jeff Woywitka will be re-inserted into the line-up.

For John Tortorella’s thoughts on Bickel’s status click the “Read More” tab below.

John Tortorella said this about the defenseman’s status for tonight’s game (via Blueshirts United)…

“He should be able to play—he’ll have to wear a shield—but he should be good to go. He gives us an element on the back end that we don’t have a whole lot of as far as his aggressiveness. He’s played well.”

…Stuuuuuuuuuuuu has quickly become a fan favorite at MSG due to his toughness on the blueline and willingness to stick-up for teammates.

…who needs 24/7 when we’ve got Wolski on Twitter.

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