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Dubinsky picked up two assists in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Maple Leafs.

The Jackets got production from all over their lineup Wednesday, as Dubinsky's line was the only one to score more than once. He's been on fire lately, racking up eight points in his last five games, and now has 12 goals and 22 assists in just 45 games on the year.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky set up three goals in Saturday's 5-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Dubinsky -- like Blue Jackets as a whole, who have won eight straight games -- has gotten hot recently, putting up six points over a four-game point streak. The poor guy has only suited up for 43 contests due to various injuries this season, but he's been his typically multi-categorical-contributing self when in the lineup -- as evidenced by the 31 points, plus-10 rating, 94 SOG and 39 PIM.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky put the puck in the net Thursday, contributing to a 4-3 SO win over the Islanders.

The Blue Jackets are winners of eight straight games, with Dubinsky accounting for three goals and three assists over that span. On Saturday, B-Dub will see the Penguins for a home tilt, and it's a fine matchup given that he has a plus-2 rating and a pair of points against them in 2014-15.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky (upper body) was present for the Blue Jackets' morning skate and looks to be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blackhawks.

Dubinsky returned to practice Thursday without incident, and after missing the team's last four games, he appears set to play again. The forward skated on the second line with Artem Anisimov and Nick Foligno during the Blue Jackets' morning skate session. A variety of injuries have limited Dubinsky to just 38 games this season, but he's been reasonably productive when healthy, tallying nine goals and 25 points.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky (upper body) practiced Thursday.

Meanwhile, coach Todd Richards indicated Thursday that Dubinsky -- who last played on March 15 -- is expected to suit up for Columbus on Friday against Chicago.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Ducks, the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

Dubinsky -- who last suited up on March 15 -- is considered day-to-day by the team as Friday's game against Chicago approaches.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Coach Todd Richards said prior to Saturday's game against the Flames that Dubinsky could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday's tilt with the Ducks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Dubinsky flew back to Columbus before the Blue Jackets concluded their road trip to receive an evaluation on the upper-body injury. It appears the results of the tests weren't too troubling, so Dubinsky should be treated as day-to-day for the moment. He'll likely have to resume practicing with the team over the next two days in order to have a realistic shot at playing Tuesday.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky (upper body) has flown back to Columbus and will not be available Thursday against the Canucks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

After Thursday's tilt, the Blue Jackets will have one more game on their Canada road trip Saturday in Calgary, which Dubinsky now appears likely to miss. The exact nature of his upper-body injury remains unclear, but the Blue Jackets should divulge more information about Dubinsky's condition once he's evaluated by team doctors.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky (undisclosed) was not seen out on the ice for pregame warmups, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Dubinsky was present for Wednesday's morning skate, but this new development suggests there's a very good chance he won't suit up for the evening contest. It sounds as if Nick Foligno is the most likely candidate to replace him in faceoffs.

Brandon Dubinsky C CBJ 4 months ago

Dubinsky (undisclosed) was on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and is expected to play later in the evening against the Oilers, Dave Maetzold of 610 WTVN reports.

Dubinsky got banged up in the Jackets' game over the weekend against the Hurricanes, and was forced to leave Tuesday's practice early with the injury still bothering him. However, it appears he made enough strides in his recovery overnight, as he took part in line rushes with Cam Atkinson and Rene Bourque during Wednesday's skate. Dubinsky's fantasy owners should feel comfortable keeping him active.