Clutterbuck scored a short-handed goal an added an assist Tuesday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Buffalo. He also had three hits and two shots.
Clutterbuck, who entered the night without a point in his previous 12 games, jumped on a turnover in the neutral zone and beat Michael Houser on a breakaway to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead midway through the second period. He also picked up an assist earlier in the stanza on a Ryan Pulock goal, giving the 33-year-old Clutterbuck his first multi-point game all season. The veteran depth forward has four goals and seven assists in 48 appearances on the year.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) is available to play Thursday versus the Capitals, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Clutterbuck had been out of the lineup for the Isles for three straight games due to the injury. He is expected to play on his normal line with Casey Cizikas and Matt Martin on Thursday. Clutterbuck has had a disappointing season with only three goals, six assists, and a rating of minus-6.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) was a game-time decision but will not play Tuesday against the Rangers, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Clutterbuck will miss his third straight game Tuesday but he appears to be close to a return. The 33-year-old has nine points in 41 games this season. He'll be considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's tilt with Washington.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) won't be available for Sunday's road clash with Philadelphia, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The specifics of the injury remain unclear, as Clutterbuck is set to miss his second consecutive contest. The 33-year-old continues to be a physical presence in the lineup, as he's racked up nine points, 147 hits and 20 blocks across 41 games this season. Matt Martin and Leo Komarov are expected to man the wings on the fourth line for Sunday's game with Clutterbuck sidelined.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) will not be available for Friday's game against Boston, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear what Clutterbuck is dealing with, but it will force him to miss his first game since Feb. 28. The 33-year-old grinder has nine points and 147 hits in 41 games this season. He'll be questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Flyers.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) will be a game-time call for Friday's matchup with Boston, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Clutterbuck's availability for Friday's contest likely won't be determined until pregame warmups. He's picked up nine points while posting a minus-6 rating in 41 games this campaign.
Clutterbuck comes into the game Saturday versus the Penguins having gone nine straight contests without registering a point.
While no one expects Clutterbuck to be an offensive machine, nine straight games without as much as a helper is cause for concern. What might worry the Isles even more than the lack of offense from Clutterbuck is that he has a rating of minus-2 during that span. All is not lost, however, as the Islanders are 7-2 during this span.
Clutterbuck scored his third goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.
The fourth-liner must be taking pointers from Mathew Barzal, as Clutterbuck's tally Sunday was a beauty. Sprung for a partial breakaway, the 33-year-old beat Jonas Johansson top shelf on the backhand with a slick move that gave the Buffalo goalie no chance. Clutterbuck typically doesn't supply much offense and hasn't recorded double-digit goals in a season since 2015-16, but he now has a two-game goal streak and three-game point streak going.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Devils, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Clutterbuck is back on the fourth line after missing the past two games. The 33-year-old has put up five points and 57 hits through 19 contests this season.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Penguins, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Clutterbuck skated with the team Sunday, so he's not expected to miss much more time. Head coach Barry Trotz even said that Clutterbuck would play if this was a playoff game. In turn, he's on track to return at some point this week.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Penguins, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Clutterbuck was considered a game-time decision, but he'll end up missing his first game of the year. Michael Dal Colle (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, and he'll likely take Clutterbuck's place in the lineup.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) will be game-time decision for the Islanders on Saturday versus the Penguins, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Clutterbuck only played a little over three minutes in the Islanders' 7-2 victory over Boston on Thursday before suffering the injury. He didn't practice Friday but still has yet to be scratched for the game Saturday. The Islanders have back-to-back games versus the Penguins Saturday and Sunday and may elect to sit Clutterbuck Saturday to give him another 24 hours to heal and hopefully be ready to play Sunday.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) didn't practice Friday with the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Clutterbuck had to leave the game Thursday versus the Bruins due to an undisclosed injury and isn't expected to play Saturday against the Penguins. The Islanders haven't listed the exact nature of his injury and haven't revealed when they expect him to return, only stating Clutterbuck received treatment for the injury Friday. The good news is Clutterbuck is not expected to be out of the lineup long term, which is important as the Islanders were only a .500 team when he missed time last year.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Bruins.
Clutterbuck was injured in the first period and didn't appear in the second. He was ultimately ruled out for the game during the second intermission. It's unclear how the winger was hurt. The Islanders' next game is Saturday versus the Penguins -- there should be an update on Clutterbuck's status prior to that contest.
Clutterbuck scored a goal on his only shot and doled out four assists Saturday in a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.
After nine scoreless games to start the season, Clutterbuck finally landed in the goal-scoring column when he converted a Casey Cizikas centering feed on the doorstep. It was an important tally, too, tying the game at 3-3 midway through the third period. The 33-year-old is a role player for the Islanders who hasn't reached double digits in goals since 2015-16.
Clutterbuck only has two points, both assists, and a rating of minus-3 in nine games this season.
Clutterbuck is just another forward for the Islanders who can't put the puck in the net. The Islanders only have four players who have scored more than one goal this season, and three of those play on the top line. Clutterbuck only had seven points in 37 games last season, so it's probably not fair to expect anything more than that this season, but the minus rating is a concern. Clutterbuck has admitted that he doesn't have feeling in three fingers after suffering nerve damage when cut by a skate last season. While this doesn't excuse his struggles this season, it may be the reason for them.
Clutterbuck admitted Monday that he still doesn't have feeling in three of his fingers, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
The loss of feeling comes from the nerve damage that Clutterbuck suffered when he was cut by a skate on Dec. 19, 2019. The injury cost him three months and it's still unknown at this time if the nerve damage is permanent. While all of that sounds ominous, Clutterbuck also states that he feels better now than when he first returned in March and is ready to start the season.
Clutterbuck has suffered a couple of major injuries the past two seasons for the Islanders, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Clutterbuck had major back surgery in 2019 and then had his wrist cut by a skate in December of 2019. When healthy Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas, and Clutterbuck are the engine that makes the Islanders team run smoothly. This team is built on goaltending, defense, and playing hard-nosed hockey. When one or two of Martin, Cizikas, and Clutterbuck are out of the lineup, their identity is lost and they struggle to play their game. Sure, this line is considered to be the fourth line, but it's the most important one on the team.
Clutterbuck scored a goal on five shots, dished four hits and added 10 PIM in Friday's 5-3 win over the Lightning in Game 3.
Clutterbuck opened the scoring with his second postseason tally 12:58 into the first period. The goal was his third point in his last five games and fourth point in 18 appearances overall. The physical winger has added 65 hits and 12 PIM in the playoffs.
Clutterbuck (lower body) had three shots and six hits in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.
Clutterbuck went down with a lower-body injury in Game 1 but was right back in the lineup Tuesday, playing his customary abrasive game on New York's fourth line. He still has real-life utility but is not a fantasy factor. He has a goal and two assists in 17 playoff games.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/16||@ PIT||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||17:32|
|05/10||@ BOS||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||10:51|
|05/06||vs NJ||L 1-2||0||0||0||0||13:37|
|05/04||@ BUF||L 3-4 (SO)||1||1||2||+2||13:53|
|05/03||@ BUF||L 2-4||0||0||0||0||14:22|
|05/01||vs NYR||W 3-0||0||0||0||0||15:09|
|04/29||@ NYR||W 4-0||0||0||0||+1||16:30|
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