David Clarkson takes his preseasons very seriously. In 2013, he was suspended 10 games for leaving the bench to join an altercation during a preseason game. On Thursday, Clarkson once again found himself at the mercy of the Department of Player Safety.
The Blue Jackets forward delivered a knee to Minnesota Wild winger Justin Fontaine. Referees Steve Kozari and Dave Lewis gave Clarkson a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct.
Since the game was not televised, the NHL requested a copy of the game video from the Columbus Blue Jackets, per the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. After further review, the Department of Player Safety opted not to pursue further disciplinary action
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Fontaine suffered a leg bruise on the play.