Clarkson (broken orbital bone) will not require surgery.
Clarkson suffered a broken orbital bone in Friday's preseason game vs. the Sabres. We all remember Clarkson starting last season with a 10-game suspension for leaving the bench to engage with John Scott, well this time he got injured in a fight with Cody McCormick. Now a guy who is costing your team over $5 million a season, probably should not be fighting in a meaningless preseason game. Clarkson does not need surgery which is a positive, but the Leafs' frustration with the 30-year-old must be growing.
Clarkson is "probable" to play on Florida trip, head coach Randy Carlyle says.
Clarkson has missed the last eight games with an elbow issue, but it sounds like he is going to play on Tuesday or Thursday. Clarkson has just eight points (3G / 5A) and a minus-5 rating in 36 games this season.
Clarkson took part in his first team practice since undergoing a procedure on his elbow.
Clarkson had a procedure ton remove a Bursa Sac and had been skating on his own, before joining his teammates today. However he only last about 15 minutes with the squad before leaving for the dressing room. He remains OUT, until he can fully participate with the team.
Clarkson (foot) was forced to leave the morning skate early, did not appear happy about it.
Leaving the morning skate early puts Clarkson's status for tonight's game in doubt. It appears as if he will miss his second straight game after suffering a foot injury on Saturday. With Clarkson out, Jerry D'Amigo will likely stay on the Leafs third line.
Clarkson reportedly looked extremely good skating before practice which is a positive sign for the Maple Leafs forward who did not play on Tuesday. Skating today suggests that he will be good to go tomorrow vs. the Hurricanes, barring any unforeseen setbacks. Offensively, Clarkson's first season in Toronto has been a major disappointment. He has eight points (3G / 5A) in 31 games.
Clarkson who is day-to-day with a bruised foot, skated before his teammates but did not stay on with the main group.
Clarkson's absence at Leafs' practice makes his status for Tuesday's game cloudy. If he is able to participate in tomorrow's morning skate, then there is a good chance that he will play. Monitor his status Tuesday morning.