The Maple Leafs have acquired David Clarkson and a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Golden Knights for Garret Sparks.
Clarkson has a career-ending injury and will never play again in the NH. Trading Sparks and picking up Clarkson’s contract, which will be moved to LTIR, provides the Maple Leafs with a little more wiggle room in terms of cap-space. Michal Neuvirth has been signed to a PTO and could land the backup job in Toronto with Sparks now in Vegas.
Clarkson (back) has not been cleared for training camp.
Clarkson, 32, failed his physical on Wednesday and will not start training camp because of a back injury. Clarkson was limited to just 23 games last season and the debilitating back injury has put his career in jeopardy.
Source: NHL.com 09/22/16, 8:04 am EST
Clarkson is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
Clarkson played just 3:46 TOI on Saturday after leaving the game due to an upper-body injury. Clarkson has been unable to stay healthy all season, suiting up for just 18 games to this point. With Clarkson out, look for Jared Boll to play on Tuesday.
Clarkson will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Clarkson has one goal and a minus-5 rating in nine games since returning to the lineup. He is averaging just 9:44 TOI over that span and tonight he will be pulled from the lineup with Nick Foligno back in.
Clarkson (back) will be back in the Blue Jackets lineup on Thursday.
The Blue Jackets have activated David Clarkson (back) from injured reserve.
The Blue Jackets have placed David Clarkson (back) on injured reserve.
Clarkson suffered a back injury in Tuesday’s win over the Sharks and it is serious enough that he will miss at least one week. His movement to IR created a roster spot for the Blue Jackets to recall Kerby Rychel.
Clarkson (lower-body) is expected to make his season debut on Friday.
Clarkson had no points in three games with Columbus after being acquired from Toronto. He was a disaster with the Maple Leafs, posting just 15 goals and 11 assists (26 points) in 118 games after signing a massive deal with his hometown team. Now with the Blue Jackets, he will make his season debut against his former team.
Clarkson (lower-body) will not play on Friday; listed as day-to-day.
Clarkson will be held out of the season opener with a lower-body injury. The Blue Jackets are unsure if Clarkson will travel with the team to start the season, so expect him to miss at least the first two games. He will be replaced by Jared Boll.
Source: Rob Mixer 10/9/15, 8:01 am EST
Clarkson will likely miss the remainder of the season with a torn oblique.
Clarkson will miss 4-6 weeks with a torn oblique, so his season is likely done. He has played just three games with the Blue Jackets after being acquired from the Maple Leafs and it already looks like he is done for the year.
Clarkson left Tuesday’s game with and upper-body injury and did not return.
Clarkson received a two-minute tripping minor and a 10-minute misconduct after getting involved in a scrum. It is believed he suffered an injury at some point during that scrum and was forced to leave the game. Things haven’t exactly gone well in a Blue Jackets uniform for Clarkson.
Clarkson will make his Blue Jackets debut on the top-line.
After posting just 15 points (10 G / 5A) in 58 games this season and 26 points (15G / 11A) in 118 games with the Maple Leafs, Clarkson and his monstrous deal were shipped to Columbus this week. Tonight he will get a chance with Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno on the Blue Jackets first line.
The Blue Jackets have acquired David Clarkson from Toronto for Nathan Horton.
Clarkson has a monster contract and some thought it would be immovable for the Maple Leafs. But, the Blue Jackets obviously want to pay money to a player who will actually play, rather than Nathan Horton, who’s being paid despite it looking like he might not play an NHL game again.
Clarkson will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
Trevor Smith will remain in the lineup for the second straight game with Clarkson serving as a healthy scratch. Clarkson has 10 goals and five assists in 53 games this season.
Source: Ian Shantz 02/10/15, 6:56 am EST
Clarkson will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Clarkson has just 10 goals in 53 games this season and has tallied just three goals in his last 30 games. He will sit with Trevor Smith playing.
Source: David Alter 02/7/15, 2:00 pm EST
David Clarkson scored his 5th goal of the season Saturday.
Clarkson had 5 goals all last season. He now has 6 points in 18 games this year.
Source: NHL 11/15/14, 6:58 pm EST
Clarkson (broken orbital bone) will not require surgery.
Clarkson suffered a broken orbital bone in Friday's preseason game vs. the Sabres. We all remember Clarkson starting last season with a 10-game suspension for leaving the bench to engage with John Scott, well this time he got injured in a fight with Cody McCormick. Now a guy who is costing your team over $5 million a season, probably should not be fighting in a meaningless preseason game. Clarkson does not need surgery which is a positive, but the Leafs' frustration with the 30-year-old must be growing.
Source: Sportsnet 09/29/14, 9:46 am EST
Clarkson (leg) will not play Saturday.
Clarkson was questionable to play after leaving practice right away this morning. Fraser McLaren will draw in on the fourth line.
Source: David Alter 03/8/14, 1:45 pm EST
Clarkson (leg) is questionable for Saturday.
The Maple Leafs will make a decision on Clarkson's status later in the day. Expect an update a few hours prior to game-time.
Source: David Alter 03/8/14, 6:44 am EST
Clarkson exited morning skate moments after it starts.
Clarkson has reportedly been battling a leg injury recently. Expect an update following the morning skate on whether or not Clarkson will available tonight.