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Toronto Maple Leafs
Position
RW
 
Jersey
71
Name  David Clarkson
Born  3/31/1984
Height  6-1
Weight  200
Shoots  R
9/29/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson should not be drafted in fantasy leagues.
Insight: While he provides penalty minutes, Clarkson is an irrelevant fantasy player. His career-high in points is 46, but will most likely be around the 20-point plateau in 2014-15.
 
3/8/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson (leg) will not play Saturday against the Flyers, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Clarkson left the morning skate early after pulling a leg muscle on Friday. The 29-year-old scored 45 goals on 408 SOG in 128 games with the Devils the previous two seasons, but he has just four goals and 79 SOG in 43 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
 
3/8/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson is questionable for Saturday's game, according to the Toronto Star.
Insight: Clarkson left the morning skate early after pulling a leg muscle on Friday. The 29-year-old scored 45 goals on 408 SOG in 128 games with the Devils the previous two seasons, but he has just four goals and 79 SOG in 43 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
 
2/4/2014 2:23:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing David Clarkson (minor elbow surgery) is expected to be ready for Tuesday's game with Florida, according to beat reporter Mark Masters.
Insight: Clarkson has just three goals and five assists in 36 games, but does have 51 penalty minutes.
 
1/29/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing David Clarkson (elbow) left practice after 15 minutes Wednesday. It was his first practice since undergoing minor surgery to alleviate an elbow infection. SOURCE: Jonas Siegel, tsn.ca
Insight: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said it isn't a good sign that Clarkson had to exit practice, as it wasn't part of his rehab plan. Clarkson may end up sitting out until after the Olympic break.
 
1/14/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing David Clarkson (flu) will play Tuesday. SOURCE: Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050
Insight: Clarkson has not been the same fantasy asset this season that he was with the Devils. He's attempted just 1.94 SOG per game this season and has three goals and eight points in 34 games.
 
1/9/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing David Clarkson is back after missing Tuesday's game with a foot injury. SOURCE: Jonas Seigel, TSN 1050
Insight: He took a puck off his skate Saturday against the Rangers. Clarkson has only contributed eight points this season though he does have 47 penalty minutes.
 
1/5/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Leafs right wing David Clarkson left Saturday's game against the NY Rangers after taking a shot by Michael Del Zotto off the foot.
Insight: Clarkson has three goals and five assists in 31 games this season. A minus rating and just 59 shots don't help him get onto a fantasy roster. He last had fantasy value in 2011 when he put the puck in the net 30 times.
 
12/14/2013 3:45:00 PM
Description: Leafs right wing David Clarkson will begin serving a two-game ban Saturday against Chicago. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: Clarkson was suspended for his hit on St. Louis center Vladimir Sobotka earlier in the week. The 29-year-old has gone ten games in a row without scoring.
 
11/19/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Winger David Clarkson scored his first goal with the Maple Leafs Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: He's picked up a point in three straight games. The 29-year-old is still putting up plenty of penalty minutes but he's not taking nearly as many SOG as he did during the last three seasons with New Jersey.
 
10/25/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Toronto forward David Clarkson has served his 10-game suspension and could play Friday's game against Columbus.
Insight: In his first season with the Maple Leafs, Clarkson will play on the No. 2 line with Mason Raymond and Dave Bolland. He carries good fantasy value for his goal scoring (30 in 2011) and PIM.
 
10/22/2013 11:51:00 AM
Description: Toronto forward David Clarkson's 10-game suspension will be over after Tuesday's game with Anaheim.
Insight: He's eligible to return Oct. 25. In his first season with the Maple Leafs, Clarkson will play a top-six role and carries good fantasy value for his goal scoring (30 in 2011) and PIM.
 
9/24/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: According to the Toronto Star, Toronto forward David Clarkson's 10-game suspension was made official Monday night.
Insight: Clarkson came off the bench to defend Phil Kessel in what turned out to be a major brawl during Sunday's preseason game. He's eligible to return Oct. 25, but he could appeal to have his suspension shortened. In his first season with the Maple Leafs, Clarkson will play a top-six role. He carries good fantasy value for his goal scoring and PIM.
 
9/23/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Suspensions could be on the way for Toronto forwards David Clarkson and Phil Kessel.
Insight: Both were involved in a major brawl Sunday against Buffalo. Six-foot-eight John Scott of the Sabres tried to goad Kessel into fighting which led to Kessel slashing at him with his stick. Clarkson left the bench during the fight, which draws an automatic ten-game suspension. We expect the league to hand out punishments shortly.
 
7/6/2013 8:43:00 PM
Description: David Clarkson and the Maple Leafs have reached an agreement on a new seven-year, $36.75 million contract. SOURCE: Darren Dreger, TSN
Insight: Clarkson spent the first seven years of his career with the Devils. He set a career-high with 30 goals and 16 assists in 2011-12. Clarkson also spent 138 minutes in the penalty box that season.
 
4/20/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Devils winger David Clarkson had a goal and an assist Saturday against Florida.
Insight: This season started out so well for Clarkson, as he had 10 goals and 17 points over his first 20 games, but even with Saturday's output he has just four goals and six points over his last 24 games. Overall, he's on a similar pace to last season, when he had 30 goals and 46 points in 80 games. Per 82 games this season, he's on a 26-goal and 43-point pace.
 
3/15/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Devils winger David Clarkson snapped a string of 13 games without a goal Friday against the Flyers. He led New Jersey with eight SOG.
Insight: Clarkson, a 30-goal scorer last season, had 10 goals and five assists over his first 14 games but he had just three points, all assists, in his last 13 before Friday.
 
Cold3/9/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Devils winger David Clarkson hasn't scored a goal in his last 11 games after racking up 10 in his first 14.
Insight: Clarkson, a 30-goal scorer last season, has just two assists in the last 11 games as the entire New Jersey offense has cooled off at once.
 
2/19/2013 11:47:00 AM
Description: Devils winger David Clarkson is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington due to a strained neck.
Insight: Clarkson, a 30-goal scorer last season, is off to a great start with 10 goals, six assists and 67 shots in 16 games. He's also producing his usual high-PIM total (35), making him one of the best all-around players in fantasy hockey.
 
2/15/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: Devils forward David Clarkson scored the game-winner Friday against the Flyers.
Insight: Clarkson, a 30-goal scorer last season, is having a career year with 10 goals, six assists and 60 shots in 14 games. He's also producing his usual high-PIM total, making him one of the best all-around players in fantasy hockey.
 

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