COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brandon Dubinsky on Injured Reserve and claimed forward Adam Cracknell off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Dubinsky will be sidelined indefinitely due to a lower body injury. The club also announced that forward Jerry D’Amigo has been assigned to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons.
Dubinsky, 28, tallied 16 goals and 34 assists for 50 points with 98 penalty minutes and a +5 plus/minus rating in 76 games with Columbus in 2013-14 and has collected 18-52-70, 174 penalty minutes and is +7 in 105 games since joining the club prior to the 2012-13 season. The eight-year veteran has registered 99-184-283, 631 penalty minutes and is +31 in 498 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and New York Rangers.
Cracknell, 29, has registered 6-10-16 and 12 penalty minutes in 65 career NHL games with the St. Louis Blues. The 6-1, 216-pound winger recorded 0-2-2 in 19 contests with the Blues in the regular season last year before netting his first career NHL playoff goal in five Stanley Cup playoff appearances. He signed a one-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with the Kings on July 1, 2014.
Selected by Calgary in the ninth round, 279th overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft, Cracknell has also appeared in 375 career American Hockey League games and collected 87-113-200 and 220 penalty minutes with the Quad City Flames, Peoria Rivermen and Chicago Wolves. He was a Western Hockey League Second Team All-Star after picking up a career-high 42-51-93 and 85 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Kootenay Ice in 2005-06, the final of his four WHL seasons.
The Blue Jackets kick off the 2014-15 regular season on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres before playing their home-opener at Nationwide Arena on Saturday against the New York Rangers. Both games begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on FOX Sports Ohio. Fans can also hear the games on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.