Dobson dished out a pair of assists Thursday while adding two shots and a game-high seven blocks in a 4-1 win over New Jersey.
Dobson has been seeing time on the top power-play unit for the Islanders during training camp, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Dobson is expected to see an increase in his time on ice this season, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
Dobson is not in the lineup and will again sit out as a healthy scratch in Game 5 on Tuesday against the Lightning.
Dobson is taking part in pregame warmups ahead of Game 5 against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, per Arthur Staple of The Athletic.
Dobson is expected to replace Johnny Boychuk (face) in the lineup Thursday when the Islanders take on the Senators, Brian Heyman of Newsday reports.
Dobson is expected to be a healthy scratch Monday in Arizona, Andre Gross of Newsday reports.
Dobson only has one goal and four assists in 28 games so far this season.
Dobson scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Red Wings.
Dobson could be in line for a regular role with the defense for the Islanders due to the loss of Adam Pelech (Achilles) for the next 4-6 months, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.