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Clarkson admits he played postseason with broken foot

Aug 16, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 01: David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils speaks with Nicklas Grossmann #8 of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Devils defeated the Flyers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Getty Images

New Jersey forward David Clarkson tells The Star-Ledger he played with a broken foot during the Devils’ run to the Stanley Cup finals.

“I had a bad foot at the beginning of the playoffs and I hurt it again at the end,” Clarkson said. “Emotions are high during the playoffs and you can play through it, but then you realize you’re still sore a couple of weeks after it’s over.

“It was a fracture so I just stayed off it and relaxed this summer, if you can call it that. You can call me a sore loser.”

We’ll go ahead and forget he made that joke.

Clarkson had just three goals in 24 playoff games after a 30-goal regular season.

On the topic of a potential lockout, the 28-year-old says he’s still hopeful an agreement can be reached with no games lost, but he has “no idea what will happen.”

  1. martysbetter - Aug 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Hey, at least those 3 goals were all game-winners!

  2. 950003cups - Aug 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    He’s had a banner year!

  3. kingfooj - Aug 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM


  4. jacketsfan7 - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Football players : broken fingers : I’ll be out 2 months
    Basketball players : bruised leg: I’ll be out a week
    Baseball players : concussion : I’ll be out 1.5 months
    Hockey players : broken foot and puck to the face : I’ll be alright

  5. kingfooj - Aug 16, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    that is one mighty fine troll face right there

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