Dubinsky went minus-5 with two shots, five hits and two PIM in Thursday's season-opening 6-3 loss against Boston.
Well, that was ugly. The Bruins' top line skated circles around the Jackets, and Dubinsky finished with the ugliest stats of them all in his 17:35 on the ice. Nonetheless, he's currently healthy and set to serve in a major role for Columbus this year.
Dubinsky's ability to get under the skin of Sidney Crosby is well documented, so this is yet another curious roster move by Team USA coach John Tortorella, who elected to bench Dustin Byfuglien in the World Cup opener last Saturday. The stakes couldn't be higher for the Americans, as they're coming off a 3-0 loss to Europe and next play the squad from north of the border -- the tournament's odds-on favorite.
Brandon Dubinsky scored twice, skated to a plus-2 and fired six shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Toronto.
Dubi had quite the night against the lowly Leafs, bringing him up to 17 goals and 47 points in 73 games this year. With two games remaining in the regular season, he'd need a miracle to surpass his career high of 54, but with a little luck, the Alaska native could reach the 50-point plateau for the third time in his 10th NHL season.
Dubinsky scored on the Jackets' first shot of the game; unfortunately, the Isles scored the next three goals. The 29-year-old hadn't scored a goal in more than a month, dating back to Feb. 25, but he's still got a chance to match his highest point output since coming to Columbus (50). It'll take five more in the team's last five games.
Brandon Dubinsky assisted on two third-period goals in a 5-3 win over Detroit Tuesday.
Aside from the helpers, Dubinsky took three shots on goal and recorded a hit and a blocked shot in 21:00 of ice time. The 29-year-old has stepped his game up as of late, recording seven pints in the last eight contests. With the way he's been playing lately, he is worth a look in daily fantasy formats on a matchup basis.