The Blue Jackets (30-34-4) should get center Brandon Dubinsky back against Carolina at Nationwide Arena on Sunday after he missed the past two games at the Detroit Red Wings and home to the Edmonton Oilers because he was sick.
Columbus coach Todd Richards said Sunday morning that Dubinsky was feeling significantly better than previous days.
Dubinsky’s absence was preceded by left wing Nick Foligno missing a 4-3 shootout win at Carolina on Tuesday because of a virus. Foligno returned to play the past two games.
Also, Richards said goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who has been battling a cold, will get the start.