|Assets:||Is defensively responsible and a capable two-way forward. Scores big goals and does whatever his team needs to win. Has leadership qualities and decent size. Can play center and wing.|
|Flaws:||Is lacking in offensive consistency, so he must start avoiding prolonged scoring slumps. Also needs to avoid taking bad penalties that can hurt his team, since he's needed on the ice.|
|Career Potential:||Quality, versatile two-way forward.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2007-08|
|WHL||West Second All-Star Team||2003-04|
|4/12/2013||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|4/03/2013||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|3/28/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|3/22/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2013||Missed 11 games (knee injury).|
|2/20/2013||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|2/18/2013||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/06/2013||Fined $10,000 by the NHL.|
|10/01/2012||Signed by the Alaska Aces (ECHL).|
|7/23/2012||Acquired from the New York Rangers.|
|5/23/2012||Missed the last 11 playoff games (leg injury).|
|4/28/2012||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|3/11/2012||Missed 1 game (sinus).|
|1/17/2012||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/12/2012||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/21/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a four-year contract.|
|2/01/2011||Missed 5 games (left leg injury).|
|1/22/2011||Left leg injury, injured reserve.|
|1/19/2011||Left leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/14/2009||Missed 13 games (broken right hand).|
|11/09/2009||Broken right hand, late December.|
|9/19/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|5/01/2007||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|3/20/2007||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|3/06/2007||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|9/30/2006||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|4/20/2006||Signed by the New York Rangers.|
|4/19/2006||Signed by the Hartford Wold Packs (AHL) to an amateur tryout contract.|
|9/18/2005||Returned to his junior team (Portland-WHL).|
|7/23/2012||Columbus Blue Jackets traded Rick Nash, Steve Delisle and a conditional 3rd round selection to the New York Rangers for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a 1st round selection in 2013.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round (60th overall) in 2004.|
Blue Jackets banged up at end of the season | 04/29/2013 8:11 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets were a banged up team at the end of the regular season.
ImpactA lot of teams were but the Blue Jackets will not be sending a lot of players to the World Championships as players such as Brandon Dubinsky (knee), Cam Atkinson (high-ankle sprain), Tim Erixon (ankle), Jack Johnson (groin) and Nikita Nikitin (leg) need to recover. All should be okay for the start of training camp in September.
Jackets win, but still won't make playoffs | 04/27/2013 10:06 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky enjoyed a two-point night with a goal and an assist as the Blue Jackets topped the Predators on Saturday 3-1.
ImpactThe Blue Jackets still won't be heading to the playoffs because of the Wild's win against the Avs. Still, it was a very promising season for Columbus, which finished 24-17-7, with 55 points, 10 shy of their full-season total from last year. Cam Atkinson also had a goal and an assist, while Jack Johnson potted the other marker. This is a team on the rise in the West.
Brandon Dubinsky gets two assists Thursday | 04/26/2013 9:39 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky recorded two assists on Thursday.
ImpactDubinsky has stepped up this month with nine assists in nine games. He has 18 points in 28 points and isn't a bad bet to reach the 50-point mark next season if he can stay healthy.
NHL rescinds Brandon Dubinsky's match penalty | 04/19/2013 1:17 PM
NewsThe NHL has decided to rescind the match penalty Brandon Dubinsky received at the end of Thursday's game.
ImpactThat means Dubinsky's suspension has also been lifted. The Blue Jackets and Kings players on the ice traded blows following the game. Dubinsky was probably initially given the match penalty because he appeared to punch Kings defenseman Drew Doughty as Doughty attempted to skate away. However, it's worth noting that Doughty initially chose to engage Dubinsky when Dubinsky was focused on other players.
Dubinsky suspended pending league ruling | 04/19/2013 9:46 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky received a match penalty for his actions during a postgame fight on Thursday.
ImpactDubinsky appeared to punch Los Angeles' Drew Doughty as the defenseman was trying to skate away. "Just a cheap shot, and that's his personality," Kings forward Kyle Clifford said, referring to Dubinsky. "We've got guys out there and he goes after Doughty, who is not our toughest player." Dubinsky has been suspended until the league rules on the incident.
Brandon Dubinsky gets two assists in SO win | 04/14/2013 12:20 AM
NewsColumbus center Brandon Dubinsky assisted on both of the Blue Jackets' goals in regulation to help his team record a 3-2 shootout victory over the Wild in Minnesota Saturday night.
ImpactDubinsky, who also got a 10-minute major early in the game for instigating a brawl, assisted on goals by Vinny Prospal and Fedor Tyutin.
Brandon Dubinsky good to go for Friday | 04/12/2013 1:25 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets will get Brandon Dubinsky and Jared Boll back in the lineup on Friday.
Jeff Rimer on Twitter
ImpactDubinsky was dealing with flu-like symptoms. If he gets regular minutes with former-turned-current teammate Marian Gaborik, Dubinsky can have some significant value as a jack of all trades. Boll's lure is obvious: PIM.
Brandon Dubinsky (illness) could return Fri. | 04/11/2013 1:47 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (illness) practiced fully in Thursday morning's session.
Impact"That's a good sign but I still don't know what that means for tomorrow (against St. Louis)," coach Todd Richards said. He is somewhere between "questionable" and "probable," the Columbus bench boss added.
Brandon Dubinsky, Jared Boll out on Tuesday | 04/09/2013 6:30 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (flu) and Jared Boll (lower body) won't play Tuesday night.
ImpactDubinsky was considered doubtful coming into tonight's game after not playing Sunday with the illness. Boll also was not expected to be available and is not close to returning at this point. Neither player has done much to merit fantasy consideration this season so you should be OK without both.
Brandon Dubinsky doubtful Tuesday | 04/09/2013 8:25 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (flu) is doubtful Tuesday.
ImpactDubinsky did not play on Sunday and unless he makes a big recovery, he will not play Tuesday. He has only a goal and 11 points in 21 games this season so you can definitely replace his points in your fantasy lineup.
Brandon Dubinsky could return Tuesday | 04/08/2013 6:55 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets are hoping that Brandon Dubinsky (flu) will be able to return to action on Tuesday.
ImpactDubinsky sat out Sunday's game with the flu and his presence was missed in a 3-0 loss to Minnesota. He has only one goal and 11 points in 21 injury-plagued games this season but now has his former Ranger teammate Marian Gaborik playing alongside him and that should help his offensive totals the rest of the way.
Brandon Dubinsky is out Sunday with the flu | 04/07/2013 5:59 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky will not play in Sunday's game due to the flu.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactDubinsky has a goal and 11 points in 21 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Brandon Dubinsky to play Thurs. on 4th line | 04/04/2013 5:04 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky was activated from injured reserve Wednesday evening and he'll return to the lineup Thursday night.
ImpactHe hasn't played since March 19 because of a lower-body injury. Dubinsky is projected to line up on the fourth line between Derek MacKenzie and Colton Gillies.
Brandon Dubinsky expected to practice Wed. | 04/02/2013 4:42 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (lower body) is expected to take part in practice Wednesday and could return to the lineup Thursday.
Shawn Mitchell on Twitter
ImpactDubinsky hasn't played since March 19 and injuries this season have limited him to just 19 games. The 26-year-old forward has one goal and nine points with Columbus this season.
Brandon Dubinsky (lower body) heads to IR | 03/28/2013 4:37 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (lower body) has been shifted to Columbus' injured list.
ImpactHis is retroactive to March 22 and has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury.
Dubinsky will miss at least two more games | 03/27/2013 7:24 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (lower body) won't join the Blue Jackets for the rest of their road trip, according to the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThe trip lasts two more games, concluding Friday night. It's been a bit of a rough year for Dubinsky as he's dealt with his fair share of bumps and bruises. The forward hasn't played since March 19, and in 19 games this season has nine points.
Brandon Dubinsky won't return Saturday | 03/23/2013 2:36 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (lower body) didn't travel with the Blue Jackets to Nashville.
Shawn Mitchell on Twitter
ImpactThat means Dubinsky will obviously miss Saturday's game against the Predators. The good news is that he might join up with the Blue Jackets next week while they're in Western Canada.
Brandon Dubinsky won't play Friday night | 03/22/2013 12:48 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky won't play Friday night against Calgary.
Jeff Rimer on Twitter
ImpactAccording to coach Todd Richards, Dubinsky suffered a lower-body injury setback but it's not believed to be serious. He returned to Columbus' lineup last week after missing 11 games with a knee injury.
| 03/15/2013 2:48 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky returned to action on Thursday March 14.
Blue Jackets activate Brandon Dubinsky off IR | 03/12/2013 1:35 PM
NewsColumbus Blue Jackets activate Brandon Dubinsky (knee) off injured reserve.
ImpactDubinsky hasn't played since suffering a knee injury Feb. 16 but is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night. He had eight points and 39 penalty minutes prior to the injury and has fairly limited fantasy value in most formats.
Brandon Dubinsky ruled out for Sunday | 03/10/2013 11:01 AM
NewsBlue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky will not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Red Wings.
ImpactDubinsky is nearing a return from the knee injury that has kept him out of the lineup since February 16th, but he will be held out for at least one more contest.
Brandon Dubinsky questionable Saturday | 03/08/2013 1:31 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game.
Rob Mixer on Twitter
ImpactDubinsky hasn't played since Feb. 16 due to the injury. He has eight points and 39 penalty minutes in 15 games in 2013.
Brandon Dubinsky close to returning for CBJ | 03/08/2013 9:50 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (knee) is close to returning to the Blue Jackets' lineup.
ImpactDubinsky wasn't able to return on Thursday, but he participated in the Thursday morning skate. It remains to be seen if he will be available for Saturday or Sunday's contests.
Brandon Dubinsky will miss Thursday's game | 03/07/2013 12:05 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (knee) will not return on the Blue Jackets' lineup on Thursday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactDubinsky has been out since Feb. 16, but he's day-to-day at this point. He has eight points and 39 penalty minutes in 15 games this season.
Brandon Dubinsky questionable for Thursday | 03/06/2013 4:44 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (knee) took part in Columbus' optional skate Wednesday, but he should be considered questionable to play Thursday.
Impact"I don't like speculating. We'll see how it feels tomorrow," Dubinsky said. "It's one of those things that's frustrating. It's tough to watch the games. I'm glad the team is doing well, winning some games. But it's a shortened season. Every amount of time you miss is doubled or almost tripled by the amount of games they're smashing in." He has sat out eight games so far because of a sprained knee.
Brandon Dubinsky still a couple days away | 03/05/2013 8:55 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky is still at least a couple of days away from returning from a knee injury.
ImpactDubinsky was injured on Feb. 16 and coach Todd Richards is hoping to get him in the lineup by the weekend. He was off to a slow start in Columbus after arriving in the Ohio capital in the Rick Nash deal. He has a goal and eight points in 15 games but does have 39 penalty minutes to give him some fantasy value.
Brandon Dubinsky might be back next week | 02/28/2013 3:58 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (knee) might be able to return sometime next week, according to coach Todd Richards.
ImpactHe didn't take part in Thursday's practice and hasn't played since Feb. 16.
Blue Jackets put Dubinsky on injured reserve | 02/20/2013 10:56 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve list by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactDubinsky was hurt on Saturday when he had a knee-on-knee hit with the Coyotes Chris Summers. He is expected to miss a week or two due to the ailment.
Brandon Dubinsky could be out for a week or 2 | 02/20/2013 3:27 PM
NewsColumbus coach Todd Richards says Brad Dubinsky`s injury is not serious but it could be more than a day-to-day situation and he could be sidelined for a week or two.
ImpactDubinsky was injured on Saturday when he had a knee-on-knee hit with the Coyotes Chris Summers in the second period. He tried to play in the third period but had to retire for the night after the pre-period skate.
Brandon Dubinsky thinks injury not serious | 02/19/2013 8:58 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky thinks his knee injury is not serious.
ImpactDubinsky was injured on Saturday when he had a knee-on-knee hit with the Coyotes Chris Summers in the second period. He tried to play in the third period but had to retire for the night after the pre-period skate. "I've done worse," Dubinsky said. "I don't think it's going to be too long." We will take him at his word and consider him day-to-day. He will be checked out on Tuesday by the Blue Jackets medical staff as Columbus returns from a road trip. He sat out Monday's game and has a goal and eight points in 15 games this season.
Dubinsky will be re-evaluated Tuesday | 02/18/2013 11:05 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets don't know the extent of Brandon Dubinsky's knee injury.
ImpactDubinsky won't be evaluated until Tuesday. For now, all that is certain is that he won't be available for Monday's contest against Anaheim. He has a goal and eight points in 15 games this season.
Brandon Dubinsky will miss Monday's match | 02/17/2013 5:17 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky (knee) won't be able to play for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThat's a shame because the former New York Rangers forward was starting to pick up his game. Four of his season's eight points came in the three games that preceded Saturday's injury.
Brandon Dubinsky suffers knee injury | 02/17/2013 11:20 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Coyotes with an apparent knee injury.
ImpactDubinsky and Phoenix defenseman Chris Summers collided in the second period of the game and the Blue Jackets' forward did not return. The severity of the injury isn't yet known so consider him day-to-day until further notice.
Brandon Dubinsky may be new captain of Clm. | 02/12/2013 8:40 AM
NewsCoach Todd Richards could be leaning towards naming Brandon Dubinsky the new captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactDubinsky was dealt to the Blue Jackets in the off-season as part of a trade for former Columbus captain Rick Nash. "He's trying to lead," Richards said. "He's trying to lead the team. Teams' identities a lot of times are created based on their leaders and how they play. It was a workmanlike attitude tonight, and to me, that's Brandon's game. He's got some skill. He's got some speed. Yes, he can do those things, but it's his tenacity. I think we were a tenacious group tonight." Dubinsky scored his first goal of the season Monday in a 6-2 win over San Jose.
Brandon Dubinsky gets two points in win | 02/12/2013 12:10 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky potted a goal and also registered an assist in the Blue Jackets' 6-2 win over the San Jose Sharks Monday night.
ImpactIt was Dubinsky's first goal of the year and seventh point in 12 games in this 48-game shortened season. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues but not much more playing for the lowly Blue Jackets.
Dubinsky's happy to escape suspension | 02/07/2013 9:51 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky was happy to escape a suspension after boarding Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi on Tuesday.
ImpactDubinsky was fined $10,000 for his actions following a disciplinary hearing. "You never know with these things," Dubinsky said. "It's a hard situation, a bad feeling to have. You're sort of at the mercy of the league. It's a helpless situation. I'm certainly happy with the outcome, and I'm glad the process is finished." Dubinsky has four points and 35 penalty minutes in 10 games this season.
Dubinsky receives $10K fine for boarding | 02/06/2013 4:30 PM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky received a $10,000 fine, which is the maximum allowed under the CBA, for his boarding play on Los Angeles defenseman Rob Scuderi.
ImpactThe incident occurred at 11:29 mark of the second period on Tuesday night and it earned Dubinsky a five-minute major penalty, as well as a game misconduct. His 20 minutes in the sin bin brought his season total to 35 for the season. Dubinsky also has no goals and four assists in 10 games. He will be available to play Thursday night against Calgary.
Brandon Dubinsky might be suspended | 02/06/2013 10:51 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky will face a disciplinary hearing for shoving Los Angeles' Rob Scuderi into the boards from behind in the second period of Tuesday's game.
ImpactDubinsky fought with Mike Richards immediately following the incident, so he ended up with 20 PIM between his boarding and fighting majors and his game misconduct. Dubinsky has never been suspended by the NHL and Scuderi was able to return before the end of the contest.
Brandon Dubinsky is pointless after 4 games | 01/25/2013 11:15 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky is still searching for his first point with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactAs a team, Columbus has only gotten seven goals in four games. He actually might end up leading the Blue Jackets in points despite his sluggish start, but that isn't likely to be a major accomplishment this season.
Dubinsky and Anisimov reunited in Columbus | 01/15/2013 8:29 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov are playing on the same line with the Blue Jackets.
ImpactThe duo were traded to Columbus in July, along with defenseman Tim Erixon and a first round pick in 2013, for Rick Nash and coach Todd Richards is keeping them together, along with the menacing Derek Dorsett. "I've played with him a lot over the last couple of years," Dubinsky said. "Arty's a very dynamic player. He's a hard worker. He's got a great shot, he's got great skill. It's always been nice to play with him. With Dorse on the other side, the guy wears his heart on his sleeve. You know exactly what you're going to get from him each night." It should be a good line for the Blue Jackets and they will be able to cause havoc on most nights.
Dubinsky enjoys chance to play in Alaska | 01/11/2013 11:13 AM
NewsBrandon Dubinsky enjoyed playing for his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska during the lockout.
ImpactDubinsky had nine goals and 16 points in 17 games with the ECHL Alaska Aces. "It was a great experience," said Dubinsky. "That community meant so much to me. It's something that I'll cherish forever, for my entire career." The Blue Jackets acquired Dubinsky from the New York Rangers in the Rick Nash deal. He should get a lot more ice time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, particularly with the man advantage.
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 27||1|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 25||2|
|Points||2||5 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 27||2|
|Penalty Minutes||20||vs. LA||Feb 5||17|
|Plus/Minus||2||4 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 27||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Nas||Apr 27||0|
|Power Play Points||1||7 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||29 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Det||Feb 2||1|
|Shots||5||vs. Nas||Apr 27||6|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2008-09 (NYR)|
|Penalty Minutes||112||2008-09 (NYR)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2009-10 (NYR)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2 times-last: 2010-11 (NYR)|
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