Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky: Wrist improving

Dubinsky wouldn't put a timetable on when he would be a full participant in training camp, but said Thursday his surgically repaired wrist was feeling better than it had in two years, Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch reports. "It's getting better every day and that's the most important thing. Fortunately, it's fixed. It's just got a little ways to go in terms of mobility and strength, so we'll keep working at it and see where we get to."

After playing only 47 games in 2014-15 but averaging a career-best 0.77 points per game, Dubinsky has mostly been able to stay on the ice for the last couple of seasons, but he's seen his production decline in each campaign. If that fade was the result of his lingering wrist issue, the 31-year-old could be poised for a rebound season as the Jackets' second-line center once he's finally back at full strength. His status for Opening Night will remain up in the air until he proves he's 100 percent, though.

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