The Blue Jackets have placed David Clarkson (back) on injured reserve.
Clarkson suffered a back injury in Tuesday’s win over the Sharks and it is serious enough that he will miss at least one week. His movement to IR created a roster spot for the Blue Jackets to recall Kerby Rychel.
Clarkson (lower-body) is expected to make his season debut on Friday.
Clarkson had no points in three games with Columbus after being acquired from Toronto. He was a disaster with the Maple Leafs, posting just 15 goals and 11 assists (26 points) in 118 games after signing a massive deal with his hometown team. Now with the Blue Jackets, he will make his season debut against his former team.
Clarkson (lower-body) will not play on Friday; listed as day-to-day.
Clarkson will be held out of the season opener with a lower-body injury. The Blue Jackets are unsure if Clarkson will travel with the team to start the season, so expect him to miss at least the first two games. He will be replaced by Jared Boll.
Clarkson will likely miss the remainder of the season with a torn oblique.
Clarkson will miss 4-6 weeks with a torn oblique, so his season is likely done. He has played just three games with the Blue Jackets after being acquired from the Maple Leafs and it already looks like he is done for the year.
Clarkson left Tuesday’s game with and upper-body injury and did not return.
Clarkson received a two-minute tripping minor and a 10-minute misconduct after getting involved in a scrum. It is believed he suffered an injury at some point during that scrum and was forced to leave the game. Things haven’t exactly gone well in a Blue Jackets uniform for Clarkson.
Clarkson will make his Blue Jackets debut on the top-line.
After posting just 15 points (10 G / 5A) in 58 games this season and 26 points (15G / 11A) in 118 games with the Maple Leafs, Clarkson and his monstrous deal were shipped to Columbus this week. Tonight he will get a chance with Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno on the Blue Jackets first line.
The Blue Jackets have acquired David Clarkson from Toronto for Nathan Horton.
Clarkson has a monster contract and some thought it would be immovable for the Maple Leafs. But, the Blue Jackets obviously want to pay money to a player who will actually play, rather than Nathan Horton, who’s being paid despite it looking like he might not play an NHL game again.
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.