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    Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky Named alternate captain Thursday

    Dubinsky has been named alternate captain by Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards.Dubinsky reportedly will share the honor with left wing Boone Jenner this season. Dubinsky only found his way into 47 games last season due to a variety of ailments, but the physical center still managed 13 goals, 23 helpers and a plus-11 rating between the contests that he was on the ice. He's a top-six forward for the Jackets.

  • Sent home from practice with illness

    News: Brandon Dubinsky was sent home from Wednesday's practice due to an illness, but Jackets head coach Todd Richards said he expects the center to be fine for at least one of the final preseason games over the weekend.
    Analysis: Brandon Dubinsky only drew into 47 games last year after dealing with a variety of ailments. Still, he was very effective when he was on the ice, as evidenced by an output of 13 goals, 23 assists and a plus-11 rating. Dubinsky throws himself all over the ice which helps him tally points, but he also seems to increase his chances for injury that way. He remains a top-six forward for the Blue Jackets.
  • Jackets' Dubinsky Adds Two Helpers In Win

    News: Brandon Dubinsky picked up two assists in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Maple Leafs.
    Analysis: The Jackets got production from all over their lineup Wednesday, as Brandon 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.
  • Three Apples For Jackets' Dubinsky

    News: Brandon Dubinsky set up three goals in Saturday's 5-3 win over Pittsburgh.
    Analysis: Brandon Dubinsky -- like Blue Jackets as a whole, who have won nine 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.
  • Dubinsky Nets Another For Blue Jackets

    News: Brandon Dubinsky put the puck in the net Thursday, contributing to a 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders.
    Analysis: The Blue Jackets are winners of eight straight games, with Brandon Dubinsky accounting for three goals and three assists over that span. On Saturday, B-Dub will see the Penguins for a home tilt. He has a plus-2 rating and a pair of points against them in 2014-15.
  • Jackets' Dubinsky Back In Friday

    News: Brandon 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.
    Analysis: Brandon 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.
  • Blue Jackets' Dubinsky Poised To Return

    News: Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) practiced Thursday.
    Analysis: Meanwhile, coach Todd Richards indicated Thursday that Brandon Dubinsky -- who last played on March 15 -- is expected to suit up for Columbus on Friday against Chicago. The team should make an official ruling on Dubinsky's status following Friday's morning skate.
  • Blue Jackets' Dubinsky Still Out

    News: Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Ducks, the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
    Analysis: Brandon Dubinsky -- who last suited up on March 15 -- is considered day-to-day by the team as Friday's game against Chicago approaches.
  • Jackets' Dubinsky Could Be Back Tuesday

    News: Coach Todd Richards said prior to Saturday's game against the Flames that Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday's tilt with the Ducks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Brandon 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.
  • Jackets' Dubinsky Out Thursday

    News: Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) has flown back to Columbus and will not be available Thursday against the Canucks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: After Thursday's tilt, the Blue Jackets will have one more game on their Canada road trip Saturday in Calgary, which Brandon 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.