Blue Jackets' David Clarkson leaves game against Capitals with injury

Wednesday March 4th, 2015

In his third game with the Columbus Blue Jackets, David Clarkson suffered an upper-body injury against the Capitals in the third period and did not return to the game.

The former Toronto Maple Leaf was traded to Columbus in exchange for the injured Nathan Horton before the trade deadline on Feb. 26th, after playing 120 games with Toronto. Clarkson played six seasons with the Devils before he signed a seven-year, $36.75 million contract with the Maple Leafs on July 5, 2013, a contract that was considered untradeable until he ended up in Columbus last week.

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In 60 games with Toronto this season, Clarkson had 10 goals and 5 assists. He has yet to record a point with Columbus, though he did rack up 12 PIM on the night before his injury.

-- Katie Brown

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