Clutterbuck dished out an assist and scored during Tuesday's Game 3 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning. With the Islanders up late in the third period, Clutterbuck's goal appeared to be the game-winner. However, that changed when the Lightning struck with less than a minute in regulation. The 28-year-old winger was held pointless in the series with Florida, but now has three points in three games versus the Lightning.
Clutterbuck (lower body) will return to the lineup for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Flyers. After missing the past three contests, the physical forward will rejoin the lineup Sunday to get in some action prior to the postseason. Clutterbuck should be fine for the playoffs, barring a setback of some kind, and could see some increased ice time Sunday with multiple forwards sitting out for the Islanders.
Clutterbuck (lower body) will miss Saturday's matchup with the Sabres. Clutterbuck did resume skating and probably could have played if the Islanders still needed to lock up a playoff spot. The team seems focused on getting their injured guys healthy, meaning the 28-year-old is questionable for Sunday's final regular season contest. Even when healthy, the winger is averaging a mere 11:54 in ice time per game and is not a part of either power-play unit, which limits his fantasy impact.
Clutterbuck (lower body) is not expected to play Thursday versus the Rangers, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Clutterbuck was injured during the game Monday and this would be the second game in which he will be scratched. The injury is supposedly not serious and Clutterbuck is skating. With the Isles having clinched a playoff spot and an argument to be made that they are better off finishing in the wild card spot rather than top three in their division, the team may just be playing it safe with Clutterbuck to make sure he is as close to 100% healthy as possible going into the playoffs.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) won't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Clutterbuck is locked into a bottom-six role with the Islanders, so his absence will likely go unnoticed by the majority of fantasy owners. He'll hope to return to action Thursday against the Rangers.
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