The Blue Jackets coach didn’t seem too excited to have his forward suspended for one game.
Brandon Dubinsky missed Saturday night’s Blue Jackets 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues serving his one-game suspension for his cross check to the neck of Sidney Crosby.
The 29-year-old is sixth in Jackets’ scoring with four goals and eight assists in 18 games this season.
Following the game, Columbus head coach John Tortorella was asked about playing without Dubinsky.
“We’re not going to whine here. Pittsburgh can whine,” Tortorella said per Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch. “Pittsburgh whines enough for the whole league, so there’s no room for any other team to whine. We just go about our business.”
The good news for Torts is Dubinsky is eligible to return to the Columbus lineup on Tuesday when the Jackets visit the Montreal Canadiens.