No hearing scheduled for Clarkson after kneeing major


There’s no disciplinary hearing scheduled for Columbus forward David Clarkson after getting tossed from Thursday’s game against Minnesota for kneeing the Wild’s Justin Fontaine, an NHL spokesman confirmed.

Clarkson was given a major penalty and game misconduct just 63 seconds into the tilt. The NHL reportedly requested video evidence of the incident afterward, but the Blue Jackets forward downplayed concern over the potential of supplemental discipline.

“I’m not too worried about (further discipline),” Clarkson said following the game, per the Dispatch. “It just sucks. It’s a tough one to swallow. But you put it behind you and get ready for the next game.”

Fontaine was able to return following the hit, but didn’t play in the third period.

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reported he suffered a charley horse and experienced soreness following the contest.