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David Clarkson | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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David Clarkson is eager to get the 2014-15 campaign started after a disappointing first year with Toronto.
He arrived Monday for an informal workout at the MasterCard Centre. "It's easy to have excuses, but you go back to work," said Clarkson. "Everybody goes through tough times, tough days and tough years. From top to bottom, that was something I've never been through. Suspended, injured and to come back injured again trying to play ... it was just a nightmare. You do what you have to in life. I knew what I had to do, get back (to positive habits). That's how you come out of it." He notched five goals, 11 points and 93 penalty minutes in 60 games last campaign. Aug 25 - 9:20 PM
Source: Toronto Sun

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David Clarkson scored for the first time in 17 games, and his fifth marker of the year stood tall as the winner in Toronto's 3-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday night.

Clarkson helped the Leafs snap an eight game losing skid, and did so while playing a team-low 10:40 on Tuesday night. Clarkson has 11 points in 55 games this season, a colossal disappointment for the one-time 30 goal scorer and owner of a long-term lucrative contract.
Apr 1 - 10:26 PM

David Clarkson is currently mired in a 13-game pointless drought.

It is the second-longest slump of his NHL career, just two contests behind his 15-game skid in 2010-11. Clarkson has been a disappointment this season with only four goals and 10 points in 51 games this season.
Mar 24 - 1:39 PM

David Clarkson was back in Toronto's lineup on Monday night after missing Saturday's contest with a leg injury.

He engaged in fisticuffs with Anaheim blueliners Ben Lovejoy and Bryan Allen in Toronto's win over the Ducks. Clarkson played 9:17 of ice time and he spent 12 minutes in the sin bin.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 11 - 9:47 AM

David Clarkson (leg) is out Saturday night against the Bruins.

Clarkson was forced to cut his morning skate short after pulling a leg muscle. Frazer McLaren draws into the lineup in Clarkson's spot.
Mar 8 - 6:59 PM

David Clarkson is questionable to play Saturday after he left practice early with a pulled leg muscle.

He originally suffered the injury after practice on Friday. Clarkson has recorded just four goals, 10 points and 55 penalty minutes in 43 games this season.
Mar 8 - 4:34 PM

David Clarkson left Saturday morning's practice early with an apparent left leg issue.

We will update you once more is known about the reason for Clarkson's premature departure from Saturday's skate.
Mar 8 - 10:50 AM

David Clarkson stayed home and worked out during the Olympic break.

He appears to be determined to finish the year strong after a disappointing start in his first season with the Maple Leafs. Clarkson has four goals and 10 points in 39 games, but he earned two points in three outings before the break.
Feb 26 - 8:17 AM

David Clarkson returned from an elbow injury to score in Toronto's loss to Florida on Tuesday.

It was only Clarkson's fourth goal and ninth point of what has been a season plagued with an injury, a suspension and a prolonged slump.
Feb 4 - 10:41 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will get back David Clarkson (elbow) on Tuesday.

Clarkson hasn't played since Jan. 15. He has eight points and 51 penalty minutes in 36 contests this season.
Feb 4 - 1:04 PM

David Clarkson (elbow) may be set to return Tuesday.

He skated on a regular line at practice on Monday and the Leafs sent Greg McKegg back to the minors. Clarkson hasn't played since Jan. 15 after undergoing elbow surgery.
Feb 3 - 11:23 AM

The fact that David Clarkson (elbow) left practice after only 15 minutes is a bad sign.

That was not part of his recovery plan and probably means that he won't return this week. Toronto only has five games left in its schedule before the Olympic break.
Jan 29 - 12:26 PM

David Clarkson (elbow) practiced with the Maple Leafs for about 15 minutes on Wednesday.

It was Clarkson's first time on the ice with his teammates since he underwent minor surgery. He has eight points and 51 penalty minutes in 36 contests this season.
Jan 29 - 12:10 PM

David Clarkson (elbow) is expected to miss another week.

He has missed the past three games and Thursday's contest will be the fourth. Clarkson has been a disappointment offensively this season with just three goals and five assists in 36 contests.
Jan 23 - 1:46 PM

The Maple Leafs have placed David Clarkson on injured reserve due to an elbow injury.

He is dealing with a bursa sac problem in his elbow and will be out of action for another week at least. Too bad, as Clarkson was finally rounding into form after a terrible first half. Reserve him if you have not already done so.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 18 - 11:12 AM

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