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David Clarkson Will Be Examined By A Medical Specialist After Fight Yesterday

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

David Clarkson, whose eye and possibly his cheek were damaged in a fight with Cody McCormick, will be checked Monday after swelling made it impossible to determine the extent of his facial injuries.

“He’s to see an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist,” coach Randy Carlyle said Sunday morning. “That’s where we’re at. We’re all concerned. It’ll be one thing (a possible long-term injury) or another. The issue was that yesterday, the swelling was still up there and they can do a better assessment with the picture.”

Given that Clarkson has twice put himself into the middle of costly pre-season incidents (a 10-game suspension resulted from a brawl with the Sabres last September), Carlyle was asked about the veteran winger keeping emotions in check.

“There would be certain times where you’re best suited to turn the other cheek, depending on the opponent,” Carlyle said. “But it’s something that has been done and now we have to deal with it.”

read on for more on the Leafs and watch the fight below...

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so stupid.

Posted by brians neck on 09/29/14 at 12:53 AM ET

Slumpy's avatar

Why is this veteran NHLer fighting a guy in the preseason?
He has nothing to prove!

Box of rocks. Brain consist of very small pebbles.

I drafted this fool in my league too and guess what, it’s a league with a few leaf fans who passed on him until I took on a flier on him very late, lol.

Serves me right I suppose.

cool mad

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 09/29/14 at 06:36 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Well said Slumpy. I think D.C. isn’t working with a full toolbox.
He doesn’t come across as very intelligent and considering his moronic move from last preseason you would think he’d learn.
I will not be surprised in the least when he does something equally dumb in the 2015 preseason.

Posted by Hank1974 on 09/29/14 at 09:11 AM ET

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