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Blue Jackets activate centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg off injured reserve

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg off Injured Reserve and placed right wing Rene Bourque and defenseman Cody Goloubef on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Dubinsky, 29, who missed the last six games with an elbow injury, has recorded four goals and seven assists for 11 points with eight penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating in 16 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has posted 116-214-330 and 682 penalty minutes in 561 career NHL games, including 35-82-117 and 225 penalty minutes in 168 games as a Blue Jacket. The Anchorage, Alaska native was the sixth pick, 60th overall, of the New York Rangers in the 2004 NHL Draft. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets in a five-player trade with New York on July 23, 2012.

Wennberg, 21, who missed the last six games with a foot injury, has tallied 1-0-1 and averaged 13:09 of ice time in 10 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He registered 4-16-20 with 22 penalty minutes in 68 games in his first NHL season in 2014-15. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Wennberg was the club’s first pick, 14th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Bourque, 33, will be sidelined at least a week after suffering an upper body injury. He has collected 0-1-1 and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Blue Jackets this season. The Lac La Biche, Alberta native has recorded 148-143-291 and 502 penalty minutes in 626 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks. Originally signed as a free agent by Chicago on July 29, 2004, he was acquired by the Blue Jackets in a trade from the Ducks on March 2, 2015.

Goloubef, 25, suffered a broken jaw on November 20 vs. Nashville and is expected to miss approximately six weeks. He has recorded 1-4-5 with 12 penalty minutes and a +4 plus/minus rating in 16 games with the Blue Jackets this season. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, he has collected 2-13-15, 33 penalty minutes and a +14 plus/minus rating in 69 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. Columbus’ second pick, 37th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft, Goloubef has added 18-52-70 and 232 penalty minutes in 201 career AHL games.

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