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David Clarkson | Winger | #23

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
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David Clarkson remains out indefinitely with a chronic lower-back problem.
Clarkson failed the Blue Jackets' physical. "He will be trying to work his way back through rehab, but he has had a rough summer," Jackets president John Davidson said. "He has tried to train all (summer), and he has had real issues with it." At this point it's possible that Clarkson may have played in his last game. Clarkson's contract is insured, which is particularly noteworthy because Nathan Horton's deal was not, creating problems for the Jackets when he sustained a career-ending injury. The Jackets dealt Horton to Toronto in exchange for Clarkson in a deal that essentially bought Toronto cap space and meant that Columbus was at least getting an active player for the money they were already spending. Unfortunately the Blue Jackets have only gotten 26 games out of Clarkson, but at least if he's on the LTIR they're spared of the cash they'd have to pay Clarkson and not just the cap hit, so this is still better than the Horton situation for them. Sep 22 - 10:03 AM

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3Alexander Wennberg
4Pierre-Luc Dubois
5William Karlsson
6Gregory Campbell
LW1Boone Jenner
2Scott Hartnell
3Matt Calvert
4Brett Gallant
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2Nick Foligno
3Cam Atkinson
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5Josh Anderson
6Oliver Bjorkstrand
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2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Dalton Prout
6Zach Werenski
7Cody Goloubef
8Gabriel Carlsson
9Dillon Heatherington
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Joonas Korpisalo