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Grant Clitsome | Defenseman

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 211
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Grant Clitsome underwent back surgery on Thursday.
He is out indefinitely and could be gone for the remainder of the season. Clitsome has produced four assists in 24 games with the Jets. Adam Pardy and Paul Postma have formed Winnipeg's third defense pairing, while Jay Harrison is skating with Zach Bogosian, who is ready to return from injury. Jan 8 - 2:21 PM

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Grant Clitsome (upper body injury) will not be able to dress Monday night against the Sharks.

Head coach Paul Maurice was quoted as saying the following about the Jets defenseman: "more into a week or two before we will have him back," so the original day-to-day diagnosis seems to be an under estimate. In 24 games, Clitsome has four assists and no goals. Julien Brouillette will take his spot on the blue line and pair up with Adam Pardy.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 5 - 5:56 PM

Grant Clitsome missed practice on Sunday and is expected to be day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Coach Maurice is calling it a "maintenance" day, but the tenor and tone around Clitsome seems more ominous than that. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.
Jan 4 - 6:12 PM

Grant Clitsome will indeed return to the Jets' lineup Tuesday night against the Sabres.

Clitsome's been out since November 28th with an unspecified injury, and he will pair with Adam Pardy on Winnipeg's third unit. Paul Postma will go with Mark Stuart on the second unit, while Dustin Byfuglien will skate with Ben Chiarot on their first unit. Only Byfuglien and Stuart own any fantasy value in the group.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Grant Clitsome was taken off injured reserve over the weekend.

"I feel great," said Clitsome, who skated with Adam Pardy on Monday. "I had the chance to get quite a few practices in, a few skates on the road there and a couple days off to get some rest. I feel a lot better. My conditioning feels good. I haven't been off too, too long." He's not sure if he'll play Tuesday night, but he's hoping to get back into the lineup soon. Clitsome has been sidelined since Nov. 28 due to an undisclosed ailment.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:00:00 AM

Grant Clitsome (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve.

He's retroactive to Nov. 29. Clitsome was able to practice with the Jets on Monday. but he participated in a no-contact jersey.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:13:00 AM

Grant Clitsome will be out for at least two weeks with an undisclosed injury.

He didn't play on Wednesday against Edmonton. Clitsome has one assist in 16 games this campaign.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Grant Clitsome will tag in for Tobias Enstrom Tuesday night against Columbus.

Enstrom is still recovering from a lower body injury and is considered day-to-day. Clitsome, who missed the previous four games mostly due to illness seems excited to make his return in Columbus. "I feel comfortable being around the rink" he said. "Everything feels familiar. It's a little bit nostalgic playing in a building where you started your career. It's a big two points for us. We need to get going in the right direction again. From an old team perspective, it will be fun." Clitsome was drafted in the ninth round in 2004 by the Blue Jackets.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Grant Clitsome has recovered from his illness.

Clitsome missed four straight games, but he'll be in the Jets' lineup on Tuesday. He's projected to play alongside Zach Bogosian.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Grant Clitsome is still sick and will not play against New Jersey on Tuesday night.

Joining him on the pine, albeit as healthy scratches include TJ Galliardi and Anthony Peluso.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Grant Clitsome suited up in his first game of the season Tuesday night.

He picked up an assist and a plus-1 rating in Winnipeg's 3-1 win against Carolina. Clitsome replaced Adam Pardy in the lineup and coach Paul Maurice was pleased with his performance. "That was a pretty impressive step from his exhibition schedule," said Maurice. "That was a different player we saw. Confident, physical." It may have earned Clitsome another appearance on Friday.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Grant Clitsome says he has completely recovered from a back injury that forced him to miss the last 46 games of the regular season last year.

"We took it nice and slow this summer. I progressed gradually throughout the spring and summer to make sure I didn’t aggravate it," said Clitsome. "[I] kept on top of my rehab and came to see the doctors here in July and got the green light saying everything was basically as good as it could be." Clitsome was limited to 32 games last year and registered 2 goals and 12 points.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Grant Clitsome (back) has been skating every other day.

He sat out the Jets' last 46 games after having surgery on the herniated disc in his back. Doctors also removed a bone fragment during the procedure. "At least it's fixed now and it will be good for next year," he said.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Grant Clitsome has undergone season-ending back surgery.

Clitsome has been out of the Jets' lineup since Dec. 17. He will finish the 2013-14 campaign with two goals and 12 points in 32 games this season.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Grant Clitsome hasn't made much progress from his back issues.

"He's quite frustrated there," coach Claude Noel said. "He's not able to do very much." Clitsome hasn't played since Dec. 17. He has 12 points in 32 games.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 07:14:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Alexander Burmistrov
4Mathieu Perreault
5Jim Slater
6Patrice Cormier
7Andrew Copp
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Adam Lowry
3Jiri Tlusty
4Chris Thorburn
5Nikolaj Ehlers
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Matt Fraser
4Lee Stempniak
5Matt Halischuk
6Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Toby Enstrom
3Tyler Myers
4Jacob Trouba
5Mark Stuart
6Paul Postma
7Adam Pardy
8Ben Chiarot
9Jay Harrison
10Andrew MacWilliam
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson
3Connor Hellebuyck