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Finally playing his first game of the year Tuesday, Dubinsky skated 19:09 and assisted on Boone Jenner's power-play goal in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Flyers.
Nice to see Dubi jump right back into big minutes after missing the Jackets' first 26 games due to abdominal surgery. They'll be counting on him to keep delivering solid production and his usual gritty play as the second-line center.
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Dubinsky (abdomen) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Flyers, Jeff Rimer of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Dubinsky was a full participant in Monday's practice, so barring a setback, he'll suit up for Tuesday's contest. The center hasn't played all season, but finished last year with 16 goals and 34 assists in 76 games.
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Dubinsky (abdomen) will not play Saturday against the Lightning, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Dubinsky appears to be nearing a return, having traveled with the team on its current road trip, but evidently the Jackets just don't feel comfortable slotting him back into the lineup just yet. He'll cast an eye toward making his season debut Tuesday against Philadelphia.
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Dubinsky (abdomen) will travel with the Blue Jackets for their two-game Florida swing, but is unlikely to play Thursday against the Panthers, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Dubinsky was present at Wednesday's practice, but still wasn't participating in line work, indicating he won't draw back into the lineup Thursday. However, with a couple more positive skating sessions, he could be ready to play Saturday in Tampa Bay.
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Dubinsky (abdomen) won't be in the lineup Monday against the Panthers, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Dubinsky is still recovering from abdominal surgery, and was eyeing Monday's game as a possible return date over the weekend. Instead, Adam Cracknell will take Dubinsky's place in the lineup once again.
Brandon Dubinsky C CLS 17 Days
Blue Jackets' coach Todd Richards wouldn't rule out the possibility that Dubinsky (abdominal surgery) could make his season debut on Monday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "He is getting close," Richards said. "I haven't spoken with Brandon yet today [Sunday], but he skated in Nashville yesterday ... had a good, hard skate and said he felt really good afterward."
Getting Dubinsky back would be a huge boost for the reeling Jackets, but his fantasy owners will want to wait to get confirmation that he'll be available before plugging him into their active roster.
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Although he's been ruled out for this weekend's games, Dubinsky (abdominal surgery) looked strong on his skates during an optional team workout on Wednesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
A return for Monday's game against the Panthers might also be optimistic, but it looks like Dubinsky will be able to get back in the lineup later next week. The reeling Jackets could certainly use him.
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Dubinsky (abdomen) is not expected to be ready to play in either of the Blue Jackets' games over the weekend, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Dubinsky first returned to the ice Monday following a recent setback in his recovery from abdominal surgery, so he'll still need several more practices to get back up to full speed. The Blue Jackets have dealt with a number of lengthy absences due to injury this season, but few have been more significant than Dubinsky's. While not an elite scorer, Dubinsky is sound in just about every phase of the game and will represent a welcome addition to Columbus' top-six once he's healthy.
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Dubinsky (abdomen) skated at the Jackets' practice facility Monday, Rob Mixer of NHL.com reports.
This appears to be Dubi's first time taking the ice since suffering a setback in the middle of the month. It seems like he's starting to close in on a return again.
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Dubinsky (abdomen) appears to have suffered a setback in the rehab process, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Dubinsky was targeting Tuesday's game against the Red Wings for a return, but is reportedly taking a break from skating, and is considered week-to-week. The update we received from head coach Todd Richards couldn't have been more vague, but it seems safe to rule him out for Tuesday at this point.