Columbus Blue Jackets season preview: A healthy team is a good team
OCT 6, 10:37a ET | Tommy Chalk
Rotowire: Oct 8 / 12:38p ET
News: Dubinsky has been named alternate captain by Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards.
Impact: Dubinsky reportedly will share the honor with left wing Boone Jenner this season. Dubinsky only found his way into 47 games last season due to a variety of ailments, but the physical center still managed 13 goals, 23 helpers and a plus-11 rating between the contests that he was on the ice. He's a top-six forward for the Jackets.
Rotowire: Oct 1 / 7:23a ET
News: Dubinsky was sent home from Wednesday's practice due to an illness, but Jackets head coach Todd Richards said he expects the center to be fine for at least one of the final preseason games over the weekend.
Impact: Dubinsky only drew into 47 games last year after dealing with a variety of ailments. Still, he was very effective when he was on the ice, as evidenced by an output of 13 goals, 23 assists and a plus-11 rating. Dubinsky throws himself all over the ice, which helps him tally points, but he also seems to increase his chances for injury that way. He remains a top-six forward for the Blue Jackets.