COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky underwent successful surgery to repair an injured wrist on Monday, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Recovery is expected to take approximately three months.
"Brandon had been experiencing discomfort in his wrist since the season ended and after an examination last week it was determined that surgery was the best course of action at this time," said Kekalainen. "We expect that he'll be ready to go when training camp begins in September."
Dubinsky, 31, tallied 12 goals and 29 assists for 41 points with 91 penalty minutes and a +16 plus/minus rating in 80 games last season, leading the club in penalty minutes and matching his career-best plus/minus rating. He also won 51.7 percent of his faceoffs and registered his seventh career 40-point campaign.
The Anchorage, Alaska native has collected 141-267-408 and 836 penalty minutes with a cumulative +42 plus/minus rating in 700 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and New York Rangers. In five seasons with Columbus, he has 60-135-195, 379 penalty minutes and is +18 in 307 outings.