Brandon Dubinsky (knee) took part in Columbus' optional skate Wednesday, but he should be considered questionable to play Thursday.
"I don't like speculating. We'll see how it feels tomorrow," Dubinsky said. "It's one of those things that's frustrating. It's tough to watch the games. I'm glad the team is doing well, winning some games. But it's a shortened season. Every amount of time you miss is doubled or almost tripled by the amount of games they're smashing in." He has sat out eight games so far because of a sprained knee.