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Clarkson leaves game vs. Sharks due to injury

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets

It certainly looks as though the Blue Jackets must deal with another injury to one of their forwards.

Already without Alexander Wennberg on the first leg of this three-game swing through California, there's a possibility they could be down another. David Clarkson left Tuesday's 5-2 win at SAP Center in San Jose in the third period after an awkward collision with Sharks center Joe Thornton.

Clarkson was back-checking and tracking Thornton up the ice when they got tangled up at the Columbus blue line. Clarkson fell to the ice and spun toward the boards, and was in visible discomfort as he skated back to the bench.

A few minutes later, he headed down the tunnel to the Blue Jackets dressing room and did not return.

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella did not have much of an update post game, but he did confirm Clarkson left the game due to injury.

"Hopefully we'll have more of an update tomorrow," Tortorella said.

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