Report: The Blue Jackets Have Informed Pierre-Luc Dubois That He’s Here To Stay

By Sam Blazer on October 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm
Pierre-Luc Dubois forces a St. Louis Blues player off of the puck
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Unofficially official.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have informed forward Pierre-Luc Dubois that he will be on the opening night roster according to TVA.

​Dubois made an impact both at Traverse City and at training camp this preseason. He scored three goals and pitched in with two assists in six games this preseason.

News of him making the roster is not a surprise; he improved with each preseason audition after John Tortorella moved him to left wing from center. He's appeared confident and comfortable after a timid showing at center ice.

The Blue Jackets' first pick (No. 3 overall) in 2016, Dubois was one of the final cuts from last year's camp but wasn't a serious contender to make the team. Tortorella said he was tense and didn't fully show what he could do, but this time around, Dubois has risen to the challenge. It's expected that when the Blue Jackets begin the season on Friday night at Nationwide Arena, Dubois will line up on the wing, perhaps with captain Nick Foligno as his center.