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

Feb 25, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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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.

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