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Why Can't We Have Nice Things?!? Dubinsky Out For Six Weeks

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In yet another stinging blow, the Blue Jackets have placed center Brandon Dubinsky on IR with a lower body injury. [Update] Turns out it's abdominal surgery.

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As if going the entire pre-season without Ryan Johansen, Ryan Murray, and Nathan Horton while also losing Boone Jenner to a broken hand weren't all enough, the Blue Jackets announced today that center Brandon Dubinsky has been placed on injured reserve with a lower body injury, and is out indefinitely.

The team claimed forward Adam Cracknell off of waivers from the Kings as well, though he cannot possibly be a replacement. Looks like Alexander Wennberg might have a chance to get some run at center after all.

[Update] The team released a statement today saying that Dubinsky had to have abdominal surgery and will be out for six weeks. Color me among those that is starting to have some questions about our S&C program, as this marks at least four guys in the last season-plus to have abdominal injuries: Dalton Prout, Nathan Horton, Matt Calvert, and now Dubinsky. Sigh.