Blue Jackets put Clarkson on IR, recall Rychel


Updating an item from earlier on Wednesday, the Columbus Blue Jackets placed David Clarkson on injured reserve and recalled Kerby Rychel, as the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports.

This post goes into deeper detail regarding how Clarkson was hurt.

In a nutshell, he got injured while “tangled up” with Joe Thornton during Tuesday’s 5-2 Blue Jackets win against the Sharks.

Clarkson is likely relieved to be out from under the harsh spotlight in Toronto, yet it’s not as if life has gone perfectly in Columbus, either. He’s been hampered by injuries essentially from day one, and it doesn’t look like things are getting any easier anytime soon.