ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck has shed his crutches following the lethal hit he took in last week's game against the Edmonton Oilers, but he won't be ready to return to the lineup when Minnesota returns home against the Calgary Flames Tuesday night.
Clutterbuck was walking slowly without the aid of crutches Monday and said his thigh contusion was improving. Clutterbuck hasn't practiced since taking a knee to his thigh from Edmonton forward Taylor Hall in a dangerous play in Thursday's game. Hall was suspended two games for kneeing. Clutterbuck missed Saturday's game at Calgary and coach Mike Yeo said he won't play Tuesday against the Flames.
"He's doing better," Yeo said. "So, hopefully, just a calm day today. Obviously pretty scary, but encouraging that he's getting better quickly."
The Wild will face the Oilers in Minnesota on Sunday, March 3 and Hall's suspension will be over by then. Hall missed Saturday's game for Edmonton and will miss Monday's nig...