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Tortorella: Dubinsky will play Saturday

Tortorella: Dubinsky will play Saturday
Published On: Sat, Sep 30
Oct 22, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella watches the replay of a goal by forward Brandon Dubinsky (not pictured) during the first period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Dubinsky will make his preseason debut in the Blue Jackets final tune-up for the regular season. Today, coach John Tortorella confirmed that the center will skate Saturday night at Pittsburgh after missing the other seven preseason games while recovering from offseason wrist surgery.

Hes going to play a game (Saturday), Tortorella said. Im sure hes looking forward to it. Pitt, I know theyre going to have their lineup in so its a really good game for both teams to get ready for their season. Its a good test.

Last season, Dubinsky finished with 41 points (12 goals, 29 assists) in 80 games while dealing with an increasingly bothersome right wrist. The stated plan was for him to be ready for the regular season, which starts Oct. 6 against the New York Islanders.

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