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Blue Jackets activate Brandon Dubinsky off injured reserve

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated center Brandon Dubinsky off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Dubinsky, 28, is expected to make his season debut tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers after being sidelined due to preseason abdominal surgery. He recorded 16 goals and 34 assists for 50 points with 98 penalty minutes and a +5 plus/minus rating in 76 games in 2013-14.

The Anchorage, Alaska native has registered 18-52-70 with 174 penalty minutes and is +7 in 105 games since joining the Blue Jackets prior to the 2012-13 season via trade from the New York Rangers. He has tallied 99-184-283 with 631 penalty minutes and a cumulative +31 plus/minus rating in 498 career games with the Blue Jackets and Rangers.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Philadelphia Flyers. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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