Skip to main content
The Official Site of the New Jersey Devils

Clarkson makes Blue Jackets debut in Devils' visit to Columbus

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Forward Brandon Dubinsky is out, forward David Clarkson is in and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will dress as the backup when the Columbus Blue Jackets host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Dubinsky is out indefinitely with a concussion, coach Todd Richards said according to the Blue Jackets' Twitter feed.

Dubinsky skated two shifts against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, scoring a goal before sustaining the injury.

Clarkson, acquired Thursday from the Toronto Maple Leafs, will skate on a line at right wing with Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno, Columbus' two leading-scorers this season.

"I'm excited to come down there to Columbus and get a fresh start," Clarkson said Thursday. "When I heard it was Columbus, I thought about it and I decided it was somewhere I wanted to be."

The Blue Jackets traded forward Nathan Horton for Clarkson, who had 10 goals and five assists in 58 games for the Maple Leafs this season.

Bobrovsky will dress for the first time since he was injured Jan. 21 against the Winnipeg Jets. He will back up Curtis McElhinney. Goalie Oscar Dansk was reassigned to Springfield of the American Hockey League.

View More