News: Dubinsky (abdomen) is not expected to be ready to play in either of the Blue Jackets' games over the weekend, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Impact: Dubinsky first returned to the ice Monday following a recent setback in his recovery from abdominal surgery, so he'll still need several more practices to get back up to full speed. The Blue Jackets have dealt with a number of lengthy absences due to injury this season, but few have been more significant than Dubinsky's. While not an elite scorer, Dubinsky is sound in just about every phase of the game and will represent a welcome addition to Columbus' top-six once he's healthy.
News: Wisniewski picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.
Impact: He's been picking up the pace recently, scoring two goals with six assists in his last 10 games despite the Blue Jackets' struggles. If he stays healthy, Wisniewski might be able to take a run at another 50-point season.
News: Leopold scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.
Impact: After being held completely off the scoresheet in seven games with the Blues, Leopold has picked up a goal and an assist in five games since being traded to the Blue Jackets. He does have a 35-point season on his resume as recently as 2010-2011 with the Sabres, so if he keeps getting significant ice time in Columbus he might even be able to maintain that pace.
News: Bobrovsky gave up three goals on 31 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.
Impact: Since returning from his finger injury with a 36-save gem, Bob's gone stone cold, losing four straight and giving up 15 goals in that span. The Jackets are rather shorthanded due to injuries right now, though, so it's hard to blame the goalie. Savvy fantasy owners might want to start making some lowball trade offers on Bobrovsky, as some reinforcements are due back soon.
News: Bobrovsky will be in the net Tuesday against the Jets.
Impact: Since holding the Sharks to one goal on 37 shots in his return from injured reserve Nov. 15, Bobrovsky has dropped his last three turns, yielding at least three goals in all of them. Fortunately, he'll have a good chance to turn the tide versus a struggling Jets attack that rank 29th in the NHL in scoring with 1.95 goals per game.