Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 2 months ago

Clutterbuck supplied an empty-net goal, seven hits, and 10 PIM in Saturday's Game 6 victory over the Capitals.

The Islanders have gotten an impressive amount of production out of the fourth liner thus far in the series. While his huge PIM (26) and hit totals (37) were to be expected, Clutterbuck's offensive production (two goals, one assist, 12 SOG) has been a welcome development. It shouldn't be counted on to continue, but the forward's physical presence could make a noticeable impact in Monday's Game 7.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 2 months ago

Clutterbuck assisted on the Isles' lone goal in their Game 4 loss to the Capitals on Tuesday.

Clutterbuck has surprisingly contributed two points thus far in the postseason, an usual level of production for a player who managed only 16 points in 76 regular-season contests. Expect Clutterbuck to provide most of his utility in the hits category over the remainder of the series, where he's already been an asset. He's accumulated a whopping 26 hits through four games.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 3 months ago

Clutterbuck (undisclosed) will play Friday against the Penguins.

A minor injury prevented Clutterbuck from suiting up in the Isles' last game Tuesday against the Flyers, but his participation in practice Thursday and for Friday's optional skate cleared the way for his return. The tough bottom-six forward, who has accrued 328 hits and 58 PIM on the season, will replace Colin McDonald in the Isles' lineup.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 3 months ago

Clutterbuck (undisclosed) could play Friday versus the Penguins, according to Newsday.

Clutterbuck was a late scratch from the game in Philadelphia Tuesday but was able to practice Thursday and should play in Pittsburgh. The Islanders have been faltering of late and will look to Clutterbuck to give them a little extra edge with his physical play.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 3 months ago

Clutterbuck (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday in Philadelphia, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Clutterbuck may have suffered the injury in the morning skate Tuesday as no injury was reported and he was expected to play. The Isles also may be playing it safe and rest anyone with any sort of injury as Clutterbuck will join Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin in the press box.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 3 months ago

Clutterbuck scored the game-winning goal shorthanded Sunday against Detroit.

A nice effort for Clutterbuck, who recorded his first point in 13 games. The 27-year-old only has 15 points on the season and is stapled to the fourth line, so don't expect many more strong offensive outings. His 56 PIM and 323 hits makes him valuable in some very deep leagues, but that's about as good as it gets.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 5 months ago

Clutterbuck (upper body) will play Thursday against Toronto, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.Clutterbuck, who has 12 points and 42 PIM in 49 games to date, is on track to work on a line with Brock Nelson and Nikolay Kulemin on Thursday.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 5 months ago

Clutterbuck (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Oilers.The Isles will stick to the same lineup they rolled with in Sunday's win over Buffalo, with Clutterbuck dealing with a minor issue that coach Jack Capuano has downplayed.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 5 months ago

Clutterbuck (upper body) will miss Sunday's game against the Sabres.

Clutterbuck left Saturday's contest against the Bruins with the upper-body injury, and it appears it's serious enough for him to miss Sunday as well. With both he and Michael Grabner out Sunday, Colin McDonald and Harry Zolnierczyk will draw into the lineup.

Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI 5 months ago

Clutterbuck left the game Saturday with an upper body injury, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Clutterbuck suffered the injury in the second period, briefly returned, but then left the game for good early in the third period. There is no word yet as to the severity of the injury but with the Islanders set to play Sunday versus Buffalo, it would seem unlikely that Clutterbuck would be available to the team.