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Dubinsky breaks right hand blocking a shot

Nov 13, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

Brandon Dubinsky AP

Brandon Dubinsky might be facing lesser competition in the ECHL, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t ever in the line of fire. Breaking his right hand for the third time in his career is good proof of that.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that the (eventual) Columbus Blue Jackets forward suffered that injury on Saturday while blocking a shot.

He’s expected to miss multiple weeks with the injury, although the good news is that he doesn’t think it requires surgery.

The progress of the lockout will determine if he’ll ever play for the ECHL’s Alaska Aces again, but he made the most of his time, scoring 12 points in 12 games and taking a player of the week award.

Dubinsky’s assessment of the situation was simple: “pretty brutal.”

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    I did a double-take when I read “Blue Jackets forward.” That whole Nash thing seems like it happened ages ago. F@#%ing lockout.

  2. contraryguy - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Brandon needs to realize the loooong reach of the CBJ curse. Play careful, boys.

  3. sportsfan69 - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Boy, oh boy, let the injuries start coming. Maybe S. Crosby can buy an NHL team and cave into all CBA demands of the NHLPA. It’s just money. Crosby should be willing take all the financial risk for his players.

    • windmiller4 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

      Yes because Crosby is the leader and without his financial support the league would collapse… How do you propose he take a financial risk? Because based on Salary next year there will be 18 other players in the league making more than crosby. I would love to hear the logic behind this one..

  4. sportsfan69 - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    SCABS, SCABS……taking jobs away from European players. Who’s greedy now????

    • stakex - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM

      I think you need to look up the meaning of “scab”. It doesn’t mean what you think it means. Also the ECHL is a lesser American hockey leauge, not an European league, and its unlikely Dubinsky is making any sort of serious money playing there.

      Such a short post, so much fail.

    • windmiller4 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

      so is it fine if a european comes over to america and takes a spot from a local? Its survival of the fittest, same in any other sport, most lines of jobs, and life in general. If Dubinsky gives the Aces a better chance to win than a less skilled Euro, are you saying its practical to take the Euro cause its his job anyways?

  5. flyeredup - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM


  6. puckhogg - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    if they want to take someone elses job , that’s fine….just stay for the whole season and don’t take off when the lockout is over….spin it any way you want…but they are scabs in my book

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