Man, it's been a tough season for winger Brandon Dubinsky of Anchorage, who the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets put on injured reserve today.
Dubinsky started the season with the ECHL's Alaska Aces during the NHL lockout, and missed a big chunk of time when he suffered a broken hand blocking a shot.
Once the lockout ended, Dubinsky of course went back to the NHL to join his new club (he was traded to Columbus by the Rangers in the off-season). A knee injury cost Dubinsky 11 games.
And now he has a lower-body injury that has caused him to miss three games and will cost him an undetermined number of games while he heals.
Meanwhile, winger Tim Wallace of Anchorage, who NHL Carolina put on waivers this week, cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Charlotte.