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David Clarkson | Winger | #23

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
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It would be surprising if David Clarkson (upper body) returns in the not too distant future.
That's based on the fact that updates regarding Clarkson's recovery have been scarce since he was hurt on Jan. 2. Clarkson has been limited to 18 contests in 2015-16. Feb 3 - 3:33 PM

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David Clarkson has largely been a bust for Columbus.

The Blue Jackets couldn't have had high expectations for Clarkson when they acquired him from Toronto in Feb. 2015 because the reality is that they were just looking to get rid of Nathan Horton's contract. At that point it seemed probable that Horton would never play again and while putting him on the long-term injured reserve list removed his cap hit, the contract itself wasn't insured, so Columbus would still be writing checks for him. Even still, Clarkson hasn't been much better than Horton, who as expected hasn't played for Toronto. Since the trade, Clarkson has participated in just 21 games and has provided Columbus with two points and a minus-eight rating. On top of all that, Clarkson's no-movement clause means that he has to consume a roster spot when healthy as he can't be put on waivers. It was a unique set of circumstances that allowed the Leafs to unload Clarkson's seven-year, $36.75 million deal. It seems unlikely Columbus will be able to do the same.
Jan 15 - 11:06 AM

David Clarkson is out indefinitely due to his upper-body injury.

Clarkson, who was hurt on Saturday, underwent tests on Monday, but the results aren't known yet. He has a goal and an assist in 18 games in 2015-16.
Jan 5 - 4:56 AM

Columbus Blue Jackets forward David Clarkson has been ruled out for the remaining portion of Saturday's game against the Capitals.

With only two points in 17 games this season, Clarkson has no fantasy upside. We will have an update on his status as soon as one is made available.
Jan 2 - 9:05 PM

David Clarkson will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against Dallas.

The Blue Jackets will get Nick Foligno back from injury, so Clarkson will sit. He has one goal and one assist in 17 games.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 11:12:00 AM

David Clarkson has officially scored a goal for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

You know the deal with Clarkson and his contract, but he genuinely had a good fantasy game in Thursday's 7-5 win over Arizona. To go along with his tally he recorded three shots and hits over 15:35 of work. He now has two points in 13 games for Columbus however this season, and just those two in 16 total games dating back to last season's trade.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:19:00 AM

David Clarkson (leg) was feeling good enough to play on Monday.

Clarkson left Saturday's game due to the ailment. He still ended up recording three hits in 8:54 minutes of play Monday night.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 01:34:00 AM

David Clarkson apparently injured his wrist in the third period Saturday and did not return.

It's been a tough season for Clarkson as he had been back only two games after suffering a back injury at the beginning of November that forced him to sit out 16 games. A one-time fantasy stud, Clarkson is now a bottom-six forward who has little fantasy value. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:51:00 AM

David Clarkson (back) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

That sets the stage of Clarkson to make his return on Thursday. He was absent for 16 straight games because of his back problems.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 03:47:00 PM

David Clarkson (back) might be able to return by the end of the week.

Clarkson last played for Columbus on Nov. 3. He has an assist and nine penalty minutes in eight games this season.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:32:00 AM

David Clarkson (back) was on the ice Monday for the first time since Nov. 3.

Clarkson plans to skate again on Tuesday and might resume practicing by the end of the week. It's still not clear when he'll be healthy enough to play, but clearly he's making progress now. He has an assist in eight games in 2015-16.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 10:03:00 AM

David Clarkson (beck) missed the Columbus Blue Jackets' practice on Monday.

Clarkson hasn't played since Nov. 3 due to the injury. It's not clear when he'll be back, but given that he missed Monday's practice, we doubt that he'll be ready for Tuesday's contest.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:16:00 AM

Updating an earlier item, David Clarkson has been placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

That means he won't be available to play on Thursday and Friday after he was injured in Tuesday's game against San Jose. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Coach John Tortorella expects to know more about David Clarkson's status on Wednesday.

He played just one shift in the third period on Tuesday night due to an undisclosed injury. Clarkson has one assist in eight games this year.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 03:29:00 PM

David Clarkson, Rene Bourque, and Fedor Tyutin will each be scratched from Saturday's tilt with the Jets.

In 26 combined games from Clarkson, Bourque, and Tyutin they've accumulated just two points (both helpers), 21 PIMs, and 47 hits. Not too shabby at all as a trio, but not of great inspiration as individuals unfortunately.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 07:04:00 PM

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2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Gregory Campbell
LW1Boone Jenner
2Scott Hartnell
3Matt Calvert
4Rene Bourque
5Kerby Rychel
RW1Brandon Saad
2Nick Foligno
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
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2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Seth Jones
5Justin Falk
6Fedor Tyutin
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