Not the best of news today from the Blue Jackets, who will be without the services of veteran center Brandon Dubinsky "indefinitely," according to a team-issued statement.
NEWS: #CBJ C Brandon Dubinsky will be sidelined indefinitely and likely miss the start of the regular season due to a wrist injury, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) September 25, 2019
The Blue Jackets' announcement only states that Dubinsky, 33, will miss the start of the 2019-20 regular season.
Dubinsky had 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 61 regular season games with Columbus last season, and played all 10 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. His injury would seem to open the door for one more of the "bubble" forwards to open the season with the Blue Jackets, and Riley Nash is almost a lock to center the fourth line on opening night against the Maple Leafs.