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Grant Clitsome | Defenseman

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
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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. Apr 14 - 9:58 AM

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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.
Jan 17 - 12:57 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.
Jan 10 - 7:14 AM

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

He hasn't played since Dec. 17. At one point Clitsome was thought to be out with an illness, but it isn't clear if that is the reason why he's still sidelined.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Grant Clitsome (illness) won't play Sunday versus Vancouver.

He remained in Winnipeg to rest and recover from an illness. Clitsome has two goals and 10 assists in 32 games from the back end this year. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 03:14:00 PM

Grant Clitsome contributed a pair of assists in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to Colorado.

Both of his helpers came on Winnipeg power plays. Clitsome has 11 points and a minus-5 rating in 29 contests this campaign.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 06:42:00 AM

Defenseman Grant Clitsome notched a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets upset the visiting San Jose Sharks 5-4 in a shootout.

The Sharks led 2-0 after one period. But the Jets tied it a 3-3 in the second with Clitsome scoring his second goal of the season and assisting on Dustin Byfuglien's first goal of the season. Clitsome then assisted on Andrew Ladd's goal (his fifth of the season) late in regulation to send the game into overtime. Michael Frolik (fourth) also scored for the Jets.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 11:36:00 PM

Grant Clitsome was activated from the IL on Sunday October 6.

He made his season debut against the Ducks after missing the first two games of the year with a lower-body injury. Clitsome posted two shots, four penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating in his return to action.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 01:36:00 AM

Grant Clitsome (lower body) didn't skate Thursday.

He was placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the season and probably won't be available for Friday's game against Los Angeles.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 09:34:00 AM

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

Clitsome has four goals and 16 points in 44 games last season. We don't have any details regarding the injury yet, so there's no way of knowing how serious this is. He's retroactive to last week.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 03:49:00 PM

Grant Clitsome feels comfortable in Winnipeg, but he knows he can't sit back.

He received a three-year deal worth $6.2 million, which is the longest he's ever had, during the summer. "It's kind of a different feeling for me," Clitsome said. "But it's definitely nice. I'm just trying to make sure that I'm not too complacent, and being too happy with it." He spent time as Dustin Byfuglien's defense partner and made strides as a more dependable defensive player. Clitsome posted 16 points and a plus-10 rating in 44 games.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 06:19:00 AM

According to Ken Wiebe, Grant Clitsome has agreed to a new 3-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets worth approximately $6.2 million.

Clitsome earns a raise after making $1.25 million for each of the past two seasons. The 28-year-old defenseman played well for the Jets last year, tallying 16 points and recording a plus-10 rating in 44 games.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 11:06:00 PM

Winnipeg is interested in bringing back potential unrestricted free agent Grant Clitsome.

He notched 16 points and a plus-10 rating in 44 games with the Jets this past season. Clitsome's salary cap hit sat at $1.25 million for the past two campaigns.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 06:50:00 AM

Grant Clitsome saw a specialist Tuesday after having the eye stitched up Monday night, but he was back on the ice in the morning.

He didn't play against the Islanders on Tuesday night, but he appears to be all right. "Once I saw (the specialist) and he fully cleared me and said there were no scratches or damage to my eyeball... that was really good news," said Clitsome. "It feels good. My peripheral vision is not great because of the swelling. Under my eyelid it's split, so it kind of feels like I have eyelashes in my eye and that feeling just makes my eyes water and it makes it hard to get clear vision." It doesn't sound like he'll be out for very long after he took a stick to his eye in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 07:20:00 AM

Grant Clitsome left Monday's game against the Rangers after he took a stick to his eye early in the first period.

His night ended after just two shifts and 48 seconds of ice time, but coach Claude Noel doesn't think the prognosis will be too serious. "It's day-to-day. We're not sure where he's at," said Noel. "It's just swollen shut. I think he's going to be okay. That's what it looks like right now. We're just trying to control the swelling and look further into it." That being said, he probably won't be available for Tuesday's match-up versus the Islanders.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 07:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
5John Albert
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Eric Tangradi
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
8Julian Melchiori
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson