The Blue Jackets have been staggered by injuries, absences and an ever-changing roster throughout training camp. But the biggest blow might have come today, on the eve of the season opener on Thursday at Buffalo.
Center Brandon Dubinsky had abdominal surgery in Philadelphia this morning and is expected to miss six weeks, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said.
Dubinsky left practice early on Monday, was placed on injured reserve yesterday and underwent surgery today.
The heart-and-soul forward joins a list of injured players that includes left wing Boone Jenner (broken left hand), right wing Nathan Horton (back), defenseman Ryan Murray (knee) and forward Brian Gibbons (undisclosed).
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