Brandon Dubinsky

#17 C / Columbus Blue Jackets / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 216 lb Age: 31 College: None

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  • Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky: Out 6-8 weeks
    By RotoWire Staff

    Dubinsky suffered a broken orbital bone Tuesday during his fight with Edmonton's Zack Kassian. Not surprisingly, the Blue Jackets have designated Dubinsky for injured reserve and called up Jordan Schroeder from the minors to fill in down the middle. Early indications seem to be that Dubinsky will not require surgery, which should hopefully shorten his recovery timeline. Prior to getting hurt, the Alaskan was stuck in a five-game goal drought and four-game pointless streak.

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  • Dubinsky appeared injured after a fight with Zack Kassian and didn't return to the game, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports. Head coach John Tortorella refused to answer questions after his team's 7-2 loss, so we'll have to wait until Wednesday to know the nature and severity of this injury. Dubinsky has three goals and nine assists through 30 games, but he specializes in physicality with 79 hits in that span.

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  • Dubinsky collected a goal, an assist and three shots on net during Friday's 4-2 win over Anaheim. Not only did the veteran snap an eight-game goal drought, this was also his first multi-point showing of the campaign. With three goals and 11 points through 26 games, Dubinsky isn't finding the scoresheet consistently enough to be a viable fantasy asset in the majority of settings. Additionally, he entered Friday's game beginning 65.5 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone, so his role also hurts his offensive potential.

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  • Dubinsky was back at practice Friday after seeing an eye doctor for blurred vision, which was the result of an alleged "eye-gouging" incident from defenseman Keith Yandle in the third period of Thursday's game against the Panthers, NHL.com reports. "He just eye-gouged me," said Dubinsky. "I don't know if it's scratched. The eye doctor said it looks good, or everything looks fine. It's just a dirty move. You get face-washes, and if you just want to drop the gloves and get it over with, that's fine too. I think it was a gutless move by him." Dubinsky should be good to go for Saturday's game against the Lightning. He enters the contest with three assists, 10 PIM and a plus-5 rating through 13 games, but is surprisingly still in pursuit of his first goal of the season.

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  • Dubinsky has been removed from an assistant captain role for the Blue Jackets by coach John Tortorella in an effort to pull him out of his early-season slump, The Columbus Dispatch reports. "We've been through a lot together - good and bad," Tortorella said Thursday. "I think it's for the good of him. Dubinsky is going to lead; he's a leader. Not through his mouth but through his play. People follow him for his play, and we need more of his play to do the speaking than worrying about a letter on his chest." The veteran picked up a helper in Wednesday's win over the Sabres, but it was just his second point (both assists) in nine games. Dubinsky's slow start is likely due to the amount of time in training camp he missed while recovering from offseason wrist surgery, but he's seeing action on the second power-play unit and has a couple of solid linemates in Boone Jenner and Josh Anderson at even strength, so it should only be a matter of time before he gets rolling.

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