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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 is dealing with back issues.
Clarkson was limited to 23 games this season due to a variety of problems. He now has the summer to recover, but injuries have been a recurring theme for him in recent years, so it wouldn't be surprising if he spends some time on the sidelines in 2016-17. Apr 12 - 11:03 AM

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David Clarkson (lower body) will not play in Toronto for the Blue Jackets, Wednesday night.

In only 23 games this season, Clarkson has two goals and four points for the Jackets. Clarkson has no fantasy value.
Apr 6 - 9:23 AM

David Clarkson (lower body) will not be in the lineup Saturday.

Clarkson has only two goals and four points in 23 games this season. He has no fantasy value.
Mar 26 - 7:40 AM

David Clarkson has a lower-body injury.

He is considered day-to-day at this time. Clarkson has contributed just two goals and two assists in 23 appearances with Columbus this season.
Mar 21 - 1:26 PM

David Clarkson is injured again, according to Coach John Tortorella.

No details have been released about Clarkson's injury, but we'll keep you posted as his status gains clarity. The 31-year-old has posted just four points, 23 PIMs, and 45 hits in 23 games this season.
Mar 12 - 1:13 PM

David Clarkson, Jared Boll and Cody Goloubef will each be scratched from Thursay's match with the Devils.

Unfortunate for Clarkson who made a name for himself in New Jersey over seven seasons before his fiasco in Toronto. In 18 games this season for Columbus, Clarkson has posted two points with 13 PIMs and 36 hits. Which at least makes him a top line forward in reverse leagues.
Source: Craig Merz
Feb 25 - 6:48 PM

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

Clarkson hasn't played since January 2nd, but he has been skating and practicing with the Blue Jackets for a little while now. He has a goal and an assist in 18 contests this season.
Feb 25 - 1:04 PM

David Clarkson (upper body) is taking part in Columbus' Thursday morning skate.

Clarkson has been skating for a while now and this isn't the first time he's done so with his teammates. It's still not clear when he'll return, but this is at least an encouraging sign.
Feb 25 - 10:53 AM

David Clarkson (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice.

Clarkson had been skating on his own before this. So clearly he's making progress, but we don't know if he's close to returning.
Feb 18 - 11:52 AM

David Clarkson (upper body) has gotten some time on the ice with assistant coach Kenny McCudden over the last few days.

There's still no timetable for Clarkson's return though. This is a positive step, but we would be surprised if Clarkson ended up playing for Columbus in the near future.
Feb 16 - 9:24 AM

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

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

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