Grant Clitsome D WPG 5 months ago

Clitsome (back) will visit a surgeon in Los Angeles later this week, Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Clitsome underwent back surgery in January and is projected to miss the remainder of the season. The meeting with the doctor who performed his procedure should provide more clarity on how far he's come along in his recovery to this point. The blueliner has appeared in just 56 games over the last two seasons combined.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 8 months ago

Clitsome (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

The move doesn't qualify as much of a surprise after Clitsome was ruled out indefinitely upon undergoing a surgical procedure Wednesday. Zach Bogosian was activated from IR in a corresponding move.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 8 months ago

Clitsome had surgery Wednesday to address an upper-body injury and is out indefinitely.

Clitsome was originally expected to miss a week or two due to an undisclosed injury, but it looks like that timetable has now been extended substantially. The blueliner likely won't have a clearer return date until he's able to resume skating. His absence is a much bigger blow to his club than fantasy owners, as Clitsome has only managed to tally four points through 24 games with the Jets this season.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 8 months ago

Clitsome is listed as day-to-day but is expected to miss a week or two due to an undisclosed injury.

Clitsome's injury likely originated in Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, though it just became evident Monday. The announcement of an injury was foreshadowed be the recall of Keaton Ellerby on Monday, who, along with Julien Brouillette, figures to see some ice time in Clitsome's absence.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 9 months ago

Clitsome (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

Clitsome didn't skate with a regular pairing during the team's morning session, so despite his activation, he could be a healthy scratch for the Jets on Saturday. Despite the absences of Clitsome and top-four blueliners Toby Enstrom and Zach Bogosian, the Jets have been playing quality hockey of late, which may make coach Paul Maurice reluctant to bring Clitsome back into the fold right away.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 9 months ago

The Jets placed Clitsome (undisclosed) on injured reserve Monday.

Clitsome will be out another week and a half, so the Jets placed him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot for Patrice Cormier.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 9 months ago

Clitsome (undisclosed) has been ruled out for two weeks, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

While Clitsome (one point in 16 games) isn't exactly an essential component to the Jets' success, his absence couldn't come at a more inconvenient time, as Tobias Enstrom (lower body) and Zach Bogosian (lower body) were both ruled out with long-term injuries Thursday. The Jets recalled Julien Brouillette from AHL St. John's to temporarily restore some depth on defense, while Dustin Byfuglien could also move over from forward to help out on the blue line.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 9 months ago

Clitsome is dealing with an undisclosed injury and won't play Wednesday against the Oilers, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Despite missing Tuesday's practice, Clitsome was expected to suit up Wednesday, but that never materialized. The Jets recalled Ben Chiarot from AHL St. John's on Tuesday, and he'll slot in for Clitsome, forming a pair with Zach Bogosian.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 10 months ago

Clitsome made his season debut for the Jets on Tuesday versus the Hurricanes, recording an assist in his 15:24 of action.

Clitsome had been a healthy scratch for the Jets' first five games, but his performance Tuesday may be enough to get him more regular run in the lineup. In addition to his offensive exploits, Clitsome was active on his own end against Carolina, accumulating four hits.

Grant Clitsome D WPG 11 months ago

It appears Clitsome will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's season opener against the Coyotes, Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

After seeing his 2013-14 season end early due to back surgery in December, Clitsome is healthy again, but he'll have to wake just a little bit longer before returning to game action. Prior to undergoing surgery, Clitsome was in the midst of the best season of his career, as he notched 12 points in 32 games and was on track to reach the triple digits in both hits and blocks. Now 29, Clitsome could see his minutes load lightened this season in an effort to preserve him for the long haul. He'll give way to Adam Pardy on defense Thursday.