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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dubinsky left Tuesday's practice with an unspecified issue, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Coach Todd Richards relayed afterward that Dubinsky was "banged up" and as a result, the forward is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Oilers.

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Dubinsky (illness) will play Sunday against the Hurricanes, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Dubinsky will rejoin the lineup after missing two straight games with the flu bug. He had three points in the last three games prior to the illness, and will look to add to the total Sunday.

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Dubinsky (illness) was on the ice for Saturday's optional skate, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Dubinsky relayed after the session that he felt well and expects to play Sunday against the Hurricanes. The forward said he lost about 10-to-12 pounds as a result of the stomach flu earlier this week, but he appears to have regained much of his stamina over the last couple of days.