Blue Jackets’ Dubinsky out 6-8 weeks with broken orbital bone

Brandon Dubinsky would need help getting to the locker room after taking a punch from Zack Kassian.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky has a fractured orbital bone around his left eye and will miss 6-8 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday.

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says the injury has not affected Dubinsky’s vision.

Dubinsky appeared to suffer the injury on the first punch of a short-lived fight with Zack Kassian during Columbus’s 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Watch the video of the incident at the top of the page.

The 31-year-old has three goals and 12 points for the Blue Jackets in 31 games this season.

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