Dubois scored a goal and dished an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens.
Dubois had the secondary helper on Blake Wheeler's equalizer in the second period. In the third, Dubois potted the Jets' fifth goal, which ended up being an insurance tally. He has five points in his last two outings -- any questions about chemistry with his new team can be left unasked. The 22-year-old Dubois has been lining up at left wing alongside Mark Scheifele and Wheeler recently.
Dubois (lower body) scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canucks.
Dubois skated 16:48 in the contest as head coach Paul Maurice took it easy on the 22-year-old. In the second period, Dubois got the Jets on the board. He added the primary helper on Neal Pionk's power-play tally in the third and then scored again in overtime to seal the victory. This is the Jets' first taste of what Dubois brings to the table. He's up to four points in eight outings this season. The Quebec native posted a career high of 61 points in 82 contests during the 2018-19 season, so he could still push for 30 points over the remainder of the season.
Dubois (lower body) confirmed that he'll play in Sunday's game versus the Canucks, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Dubois will be activated from injured reserve and return to the lineup after a four-game absence. That 22-year-old didn't produce any notable stats through his first two games with the Jets. However, he's poised to flank Mark Scheifele on the top line Sunday, and he should handle power-play minutes, too. Up against a suspect Canucks defense, Dubois features intriguing fantasy value, especially in daily formats.
Dubois (lower body) skated on the first line alongside Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler during Sunday's morning skate, Kevin Woodley of NHL.com reports.
Dubois is still on injured reserve and is officially considered a game-time call for Sunday's game versus the Canucks. However, his presence on the top line during practice provides optimism that the former Blue Jacket will return from his four-game absence. The 22-year-old is poised to receive a significant opportunity right away while facing off against a flaky Canucks defense.
Dubois (lower body) will practice without limitations Saturday and could play in Sunday's road contest against the Canucks, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Dubois will remain on injured reserve for the time being, but if he gets through a full-speed practice without a setback, the 22-year-old will be on track to play Sunday. Once he's given the green light, he'll likely replace Paul Stastny as the second-line center. Dubois has barely gotten his feet wet in Winnipeg. However, the team boasts top-heavy talent at wing, so Dubois will have a good opportunity to produce when he takes the ice next.
Dubois (lower body) was designated for injured reserve Wednesday.
With Dubois having already missed two games due to his lower-body issue, his placement on IR shouldn't affect his availability. Once cleared to play, the 22-year-old center should take on a third-line center role, though he could challenge Paul Stastny for top-six opportunities. Between his mandatory quarantine period and now his injury, Dubois has appeared in just two contests since being acquired via trade for Patrik Laine.
Dubois (lower body) won't play Wednesday against the Oilers, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Dubois skated Wednesday, so he's clearly close to returning, but the Jets have decided to take a cautious approach with the 22-year-old pivot's injury in order to avoid exacerbating the issue. Check back for another update on Dubois' status ahead of Friday's clash with the Canucks.
Head coach Paul Maurice said Dubois (lower body) skated Tuesday but is in line to sit out Wednesday's game against the Oilers, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
The Jets head to Vancouver for a two-game series after they finish up in Edmonton on Wednesday. Dubois has a good chance to return at some point on the road trip, but he's trending in the wrong direction for Wednesday's contest. Paul Stastny filled in as the second-line center Monday and will remain in that role as long as Dubois is out.
Dubois (lower body) isn't expected to play in Monday's game versus the Oilers, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
However, Dubois will join the team for its four-game road trip that makes stops in Edmonton and Vancouver. Head coach Paul Maurice believes the 22-year-old could return for one of those games. In the meantime, Paul Stastny will continue centering the second line.
Dubois (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Senators, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Dubois has played just two games since being traded to the Jets. He suffered a lower-body injury during Friday's practice session, and the 22-year-old won't suit up Saturday as a result. Kristian Vesalainen will enter the lineup, and Paul Statsny may be promoted to the second line to fill Dubois' role.
Dubois left Friday's practice session with an undisclosed injury and is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Senators, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
In his two games with the Jets, Dubois has registered just two PIM, one hit and one block while averaging 15:18 of ice time. If the 22-year-old Dubois does miss out versus Ottawa, Paul Stastny figures to resume his role as the second-line center with Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler.
Dubois (not injury related) will be added to Winnipeg's active roster and make his Jets debut Tuesday against the Flames, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Dubois has been sidelined for over two weeks after being traded from the Blue Jackets' due to Canada's quarantine requirements, but he'll make his Winnipeg debut Tuesday, skating on the Jets' third line and second power-play unit against the Flames. The 22-year-old pivot picked up one goal and seven shots on net in five games with Columbus before being traded north of the border.
Dubois (not injury related) is poised to suit up against the Flames on Tuesday, telling reporters, "I'm going to do everything it takes to be ready physically and mentally for that game," per Tim Campbell of NHL.com.
Dubois hasn't played since Jan. 21 against the Lightning due to quarantine protocols in Canada. In his last game with the Jackets, the 22-year-old Dubois logged just 3:55 of ice time after being benched for the final two periods of the contest. The center will undoubtedly be motivated to prove his new club made the right choice in acquiring him via trade and he should move into a second-line role with Winnipeg.
The Blue Jackets traded Dubois (coach's decision) and a 2022 third-round pick to Winnipeg in exchange for Patrik Laine (upper body) and Jack Roslovic (contract dispute) Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Dubois has wanted out of Columbus since before the season even began, Laine was expected to force his way out of Winnipeg following the expiration of his current deal after the 2020-21 campaign and Roslovic has been sitting out due to a contract dispute, so this is essentially a swap of three disgruntled players. Mark Scheifele is locked in as the Jets' No. 1 center, so Dubois will have to settle for a second-line role in Winnipeg, but the Jets' system should help him produce at a significantly higher rate than the Jackets' conservative, defense-first approach did. Dubois will have to quarantine for 14 days following his arrival in Winnipeg, so he'll miss the Jets' next seven games at a minimum.
Dubois will serve as a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Lightning, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
General manager Jarmo Kekalainen has ditched his patient approach and is actively seeking a trade partner for Dubois. Thursday's performance seemed to be the final straw, as Dubois looked unengaged and was ultimately benched after just 3:55 of ice time. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, there are multiple teams that are in the running, including the Jets.
Dubois logged just 3:55 of ice time in the first period of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning, spending the rest of the game on the bench.
It appears the situation between coach John Tortorella and Dubois has reached a tipping point where it seems inevitable Columbus will be forced to move the center. There will undoubtedly be plenty of suitors for the 22-year-old's services considering he's reached the 45-point mark in each of his first three NHL seasons. If the Blue Jackets are willing to retain a portion of Dubois' salary, it would open up a plethora of potential landing spots.
Dubois scored his first goal of the season, and the eventual game-winner, in Monday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
Taking a stretch pass from Mikhail Grigorenko early in the third period, Dubois turned on the jets and beat the Detroit defender as he drove towards the net before tucking a shot off Thomas Greiss' hip and into the back of the net. Dubois was scoreless in the Jackets' first two games as his request for a trade hung over the team like a dark cloud, but at least in this one it didn't appear as though the 22-year-old was letting the off-ice drama affect his play.
Dubois may be looking for a trade out of Columbus despite the two-year extension he signed Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Prior to the deal being reached, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic had reported that Dubois was "looking for a change of scenery", and the third overall pick in the 2016 draft would be a highly sought-after player if the Blue Jackets do make him available. The $10 million bridge deal will still leave PLD as a restricted free agent heading into 2022-23, and it gives general manager Jarmo Kekalainen a chance to either convince Dubois to stay, or get full value on a return if he does make a deal. The Jackets have been in this situation before and have come out well, notably flipping Ryan Johansen for Seth Jones in 2014, but it would still be a tough blow to the organization if it once again isn't able to retain a promising youngster after developing him.
Dubois secured a two-year, $10 million contract with Columbus on Thursday.
Dubois came up just two goals short of the 20-goal mark last year and likely would have reached that threshold were it not for the league going on hiatus. The 21-year-old center should continue to take on more responsibilities with the No. 1 power-play unit and figures to be a solid fantasy option in most formats.
Dubois set up two goals Thursday in a 3-1 win over the Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round.
Dubois has delivered all eight of his postseason points (four goals, four assists) in his last five games. His best NHL season came in 2018-19 when he potted 27 goals and 61 points in 82 games. Dubois clearly has talent, but the Jackets' D-first approach was limited his output. Until now.
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|02/21||@ VAN||W 4-3 (OT)||2||1||3||+1||16:48|
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