ST. PAUL, Minn. The dangerous hit Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck took from Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall last week has landed him on injured reserve.
Clutterbuck's thigh contusion is improving and he is off crutches, but he hasn't returned to practice since Thursday's game in Edmonton when Hall kneed an unsuspecting Clutterbuck at center ice. Clutterbuck was moving away from the puck when Hall clipped him with his knee and hip. Clutterbuck had to be helped off the ice and couldn't put any weight on his left leg.
Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said Tuesday that Clutterbuck won't travel with the team on the upcoming West Coast road trip.
"We'll leave him here, let him get his therapy and re-evaluate when we get back," Yeo said. "He's sore, for sure. We expected that."
Hall, the top overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, was suspended by the league for two games as a result his first suspension in the league.
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