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.
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.