Skip to content

Wild’s Clutterbuck off crutches, won’t play Tuesday

Feb 25, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

calclutterbuckgetty Getty Images

Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck resumed walking without the use of crutches on Monday, the first time he’s done so since being kneed by Edmonton’s Taylor Hall five days ago.

“He’s doing better. Hopefully just a calm day today,” Wild head coach Mike Yeo told the Pioneer Press. “Obviously [the hit was] pretty scary but encouraging that he’s getting better quickly.”

Clutterbuck sat out Saturday’s 3-1 loss in Calgary, and has officially been ruled out for when the two teams meet again on Tuesday in Minnesota.

As for the rest of this week — Minnesota has games in Phoenix on Thursday and in Anaheim on Friday, so it’s possible he could be back in the mix before the weekend.

Minnesota will be anxious to get Clutterbuck back in the lineup soon. He leads the team in hits this year, with 49, and the Wild were out-hit 13-11 by the Flames on Saturday.

Related

PHT Morning Skate: Where Hall admits Clutterbuck hit video looks bad

Edmonton’s Hall suspended two games for kneeing Clutterbuck

Clutterbuck says Hall hit was ‘reckless’ and ‘not clean’

Latest Posts
  1. Yeo’s scouting report on Varlamov reveals: ‘This is a great goalie’

    Apr 17, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov, Matt Duchene, Nino Niederreiter AP

    “The quicker you get the puck off your stick, the more net there is to shoot.”

  2. Get your game notes: Wild at Avalanche

    Apr 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Jonnas Brodin, Nathan MacKinnon AP

    Two teams meeting for the third time in the playoffs.

  3. FYI: Hartnell and Voracek have black beards now

    Apr 17, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Hartnell

    Just in case you don’t recognize them tonight.

  4. Flyers want to ‘punish’ McDonagh

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

    Brayden Schenn, Ryan McDonagh AP

    “You definitely want to be physical on him.”

  5. Oshie and Berglund out, Tarasenko in for Blues tonight vs. ‘Hawks

    Apr 17, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    OshieBerglund Getty Images

    Game 1 gets underway at Scottrade at 8 p.m. ET (on NBCSN).

  6. Get your game notes: Blackhawks at Blues

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

    BluesBlackhawks AP

    Classic rivalry will get underway tonight at Scottrade.

  7. Sharks playing the role of underdogs versus Kings

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Brad Stuart, Justin Williams AP

    Even though they’re not really underdogs.

  8. Get your game notes: Flyers at Rangers

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    Jakub Voracek, Henrik Lundqvist AP

    Both teams bounced back from bad starts to make the playoffs.

  9. St. Louis focused on team rather than own struggles

    Apr 17, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    Martin St. Louis Getty Images

    He had eight points in 19 games with New York.

  10. PHT Morning Skate: Four Game 1s start it up tonight

    Apr 17, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

    Patrick Marleau, Alec Martinez AP

    New York, St. Louis, Denver, and San Jose is where it’s at tonight.

  11. Video: Getzlaf bloodied after taking puck to face

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:19 AM EDT

    Getzlaf2

    A Tyler Seguin bullet, no less.

  12. Bylsma praises ‘formidable’ Bennett-Sutter-Stempniak line

    Apr 17, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    Bylsma Getty Images

    The trio was big in Wednesday’s Game 1 victory over the Jackets.

  13. Lightning provide few details about Palat’s injury

    Apr 16, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    It’s bad enough to inspire Jon Cooper’s pity, though.

Featured video

Are Penguins vulnerable vs. Columbus?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. E. Malkin (4638)
  2. T. Oshie (3745)
  3. M. Duchene (3485)
  4. B. Bishop (3053)
  5. H. Zetterberg (2949)
  1. D. Backes (2925)
  2. M. Brodeur (2922)
  3. P. Bergeron (2847)
  4. V. Tarasenko (2841)
  5. S. Crosby (2278)