David Clarkson RW TOR 4 Days

Clarkson scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

He's already had a better season this year than he had all of last year. He's engaged and creating havoc, and his line has been the most consistent Leaf line this season. He has three points and 17 hits in seven games this season and is on pace to return to fantasy relevance in leagues where hits reign supreme.

David Clarkson RW TOR 12 Days

Clarkson notched his first goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Last year, it took him until November 19 to get his first goal. He has looked a whole lot better in just three games this year than he ever did all last season. His fantasy value may just be on the rebound. Get in now before others realize he's on the rise.

David Clarkson RW TOR 17 Days

Clarkson (fractured orbital bone) was on the ice for morning skate and should play Wednesday against the Canadiens, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

Clarkson will be looking to rebound after a dismal debut season in Toronto, during which injuries and a lengthy suspension limited him to 11 points in 60 games. He'll open 2014-15 on the third line for the Leafs, joining Leo Komarov and Mike Santorelli.

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Clarkson (orbital bone) could slot onto the third line this season, suggests Jonas Siegel of Toronto's TSN1050. He may not have shown enough this preseason -- injury aside -- to warrant a top-six role.

It's Groundhog Day not only because of the stupid injury, but also because his approach to the game is eerily similar to last season. His fit in Toronto wasn't great last year and we're not sure if it's all that great this year.

David Clarkson RW TOR 22 Days

Clarkson (fractured orbital bone) was on the ice at practice Thursday wearing a full cage, according to CTV Barrie. He skated for about 35 minutes.

He was trying to get used to the full cage, which might take some time. Hopefully, he doesn't miss time -- we'll know more when he starts taking hits.

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Clarkson has a fractured orbital bone, but isn't expected to miss any time, David Alter of Sportsnet reports.

Clarkson injured his face during a preseason fight, but the fractured bone won't require surgery, and the team expects to have the winger back Friday. Clarkson recorded five goals, six assists, and 93 PIM in 60 games last season.

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Clarkson didn't practice Saturday and was slated to see a specialist about the extent of the injury to his right cheekbone that he suffered in a fight Friday night, reports TSN.ca. He was injured in a fight with Cody McCormick of the Sabres.

Wow. He was derailed last season by a pointless preseason fight; let's hope that's not the case this time around, too. He desperately needs to get his Leafs' career back on track.

David Clarkson RW TOR 28 Days

Clarkson left Friday's game against the Sabres for precautionary reasons after a fight two minutes into the third period, according to a report on Toronto's Sportsnet 590TheFAN. He had scored a goal earlier in the game.

He made his preseason debut Friday after missing time due to a lower-body injury. It is unknown if the precautionary reasons are related to this injury.

David Clarkson RW TOR 29 Days

Clarkson (lower body) expects to make his preseason debut Friday, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

Clarkson has been considered day-to-day for most of training camp, and just recently began skating with his team. If he's ready to participate in preseason games, expect Clarkson to be ready to go when the regular season starts.

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Clarkson (lower body) participated in Monday's morning skate, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

Clarkson won't play in Monday's pre-season game, but it's a good sign that he's back on the ice. At this point, it doesn't look like his lower body injury will limit him during the regular season at all.