Columbus Blue Jackets' Forward Brandon Dubinsky Has Been Activated Off Injured Reserve

By Chris Pennington on February 19, 2019 at 12:35 pm
Brandon Dubinsky has 11 points through 37 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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Welcome back, Brandon Dubinsky.

As of Tuesday morning, Columbus Blue Jackets' forward Brandon Dubinsky has been activated off Injured Reserve, per the team.

Dubinsky had missed the past seven games for the Blue Jackets with a hip injury, and now will be ready to jump back into the rotation that has been struggling with center depth.

Dubinsky, at 32-years-old, is not the same energy-boosting grinder that the Blue Jackets possessed two or three years ago, but he's still an essential part of the bottom-six forwards of the club, especially in the face-off department.

His 55.4 FO% is his best since his first season in Columbus in the 2012-2013 season and is the second-best on the team currently for those who have taken more than six face-offs (sorry, Mark Letestu).

Dubinsky has 11 points through 37 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and also 83 hits (which is still ranked fifth on the team) and 20 blocks.

In other roster movement news, the Blue Jackets have also assigned forward Markus Hannakainen to Injured Reserve, and have assigned forward Kole Sherwood to the AHL after making his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Adam Clendening has been recalled from the AHL after Ryan Murray was injured in Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's unclear if Dean Kukan or Clendening will play against the Montreal Canadiens tonight.

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