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Blue Jackets place ex-Ranger Dubinsky (knee) on IR

02/21/2013 11:20 AM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Brandon Dubinsky has one goal and seven assists in 15 games for Columbus.(AP)
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Brandon Dubinsky on injured reserve due to a sprained knee.

The ex-Rangers forward, who was sent to Columbus as part of the Rick Nash trade this past off-season, originally injured his knee on Saturday, when he collided with Phoenix defensemen Chris Summers during the Blue Jackets’ loss to the Coyotes, and he sat out Monday’s loss to the Ducks while being evaluated.

According to a team release, Dubinsky will be re-evaluated in one week, and head coach Todd Richards told the Columbus Dispatch that he expects the 26-year-old to miss one-to-two weeks, a timetable that could see him miss up to eight games (or more) if closer to the high end.

So far this season, Dubinsky has tallied a goal and seven assists in 15 games.

While they will be without Dubinsky, the Jackets are expected to get back another ex-Ranger for Thursday night’s game in Detroit: center Artem Anisimov, who has missed the past two games after being struck in the foot by a puck at Los Angeles on Friday.

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