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Clarkson goes on IR, nightmare season rolls on

Jan 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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Another bump in the road for Toronto’s big offseason signing, winger David Clarkson.

Per multiple reports, Clarkson has been placed on injured reserve, along with forward Frazer McLaren.

It’s not been reported what exactly is bothering Clarkson, though TSN’s Jonas Siegel notes he’d been dealing with an elbow issue.

It’s also not clear how long he’ll be out. At minimum, he’ll have to miss the Leafs’ next three games.

Clarkson has just three goals and five assists in 36 games. The 29-year-old missed the first 10 games of the season after being suspended for leaving the bench to join an altercation in the preseason. He was suspended again, for two games, in December.

Related: Clarkson on struggles: ‘There’s no way I’m happy’

  1. withseidelinn - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    I guess there’s no way it can go but up.

  2. bazata - Jan 17, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    thats why you dont sign david clarkson for that many years and dollars…. lol

    • c9castine - Jan 18, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      seriously. 20 goal guy that takes a lot of penalties. way over paid.

  3. 950003cups - Jan 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Come back to NJ!!

    • mpg44 - Jan 17, 2014 at 8:32 PM

      Hell no!!!

    • thejrod2006 - Jan 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      Not at that price….

  4. kingcobraman - Jan 17, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    the curse of the long term deal…..many victim’s

  5. montrealbbr - Jan 17, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Remember in the summer when everyone was saying he was going to be the next Wendel Clark? HAHAHAHA!

  6. crazemastercraze - Jan 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    He’s on IR for “triple S”: scoring slump syndrome

  7. anthj99 - Jan 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    My wife likes soap operas….I like reading about the misfortunes, or more appropriately; miscalculations of the Maple Laffs.

  8. paperkid96 - Jan 17, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Rumor has it, its phsycological. He’s still trying to come to grips with Bertuzzi hitting the water bottle. He may never recover.

  9. 7mantel - Jan 17, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Big Lou must have seen it in his Crystal Ball !

  10. sweetzinger - Jan 17, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    You didn’t need a crystal ball to see this coming.
    30 years old and his best season is 46 points???

    30 years old/7 year-$36M/46 point best season: typical Maple Leaf signing

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