Clarkson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Clarkson will be out of the lineup for a while according to coach John Tortorella. The winger has struggled on both ends of the ice, tallying only two points in 18 games while racking up a minus-7. With the 31-year-old injured, Jared Boll is likely to see increased ice time.
Clarkson (upper body) will be out for an extended period of time, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Clarkson suffered the injury during Saturday's game against Washington, and head coach John Tortorella believes it will keep the forward out for some time. Expect Jared Boll to take Clarkson's spot in the lineup for the time being.
Clarkson suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's game against the Capitals and did not return. Clarkson was limited to just 3:46 of ice time in Saturday's contest before leaving due to injury. He was replaced by Jared Boll on the fourth line during Monday's practice, but he hasn't officially been ruled out Tuesday at this point. Another update should be provided either later Monday or after morning skate Tuesday.
Clarkson will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night against the Stars. Columbus needs all of the offense it can get against Dallas --- currently the top team in the league -- and Clarkson likely wouldn't have been a factor with the puck had he gotten the starting nod. Clarkson has just two points in 17 games this season and it seems that his 30-goal output with New Jersey in 2011-12 is not only an outlier, but a distant memory as well.
Clarkson picked up his first goal of the season in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Coyotes. He's gotten off the fourth line recently, and the 15:35 TOI that Clarkson received Thursday was a season high. It's hard to expect any kind of consistent offense from him given how he's looked for the last few seasons, but if he keeps getting consistent ice time he might chip in the occasional goal.
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