David Clarkson Feeling Like Pre-Leafs Days

| David M Singer

A year after making Maple Leafs debut, Clarkson finally feels like himself again

Nine games in, Clarkson doesn’t have a single fighting major after leading the team in the category last season. That’s because his facial injuries prevent him from dropping the gloves.

“For now I couldn’t fight,” he said. “I think if I got hit there I’d be in trouble.”

Carlyle said it would be foolish for Clarkson not to be over-cautious about his face because “those are the types of injuries that one little bump again can set him back.”

Still, Clarkson is hoping to get back to fighting sooner than later.