Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 2/26/13
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. Clutterbuck will miss his second game when Minnesota hosts the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night and will miss at least four games total with the Wild traveling to Phoenix and Anaheim this week. Yeo said Minnesota won't make a corresponding move to add another player right now. Clutterbuck, walking gingerly in the halls at the Xcel Energy Center on Monday without crutches, said he was feeling better. Previously, the Wild took exception to the hit, and Clutterbuck said he didn't think it was clean. "I think it's a little reckless," Clutterbuck said Friday. "I've been in that situation a lot of times personally, so I know that there's a fine line between milliseconds and split-seconds. Personally, I probably wouldn't put myself in that situation. But, you know, he made a decision, was probably a little frustrated with the way the game was going. He made a decision and here we are." The two teams face each other again on Sunday, and Hall's suspension is over after he sat out games Saturday and Monday. Coincidentally, a hit from Hall in a November American Hockey League game resulted in a broken clavicle for Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kevin Durant thinks meme of him and Draymond Green is ‘hilarious’

Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

WATCH: Jonas Valanciunas, Greg Monroe get into it after hard foul

Steve Kerr present at arena in Game 4

Serena Williams fires back at Ilie Nastase’s racist comment about her child

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Warriors F Kevin Durant to play in Game 4 against the Blazers

Magic Johnson will represent the Lakers at NBA Draft Lottery

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes suspended, fined for throwing at Manny Machado

Jerry Jones happy Tony Romo isn’t playing for another NFL team

Pitcher admits facing Tim Tebow is intimidating

Alfred Blue’s car discovered in Louisiana swamp

NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 exits

20 of the best NFL Draft red carpet looks

Getaway Day: Wild, wacky and weird week in MLB (and that's just the injuries)

11 names you need to know for the NFL Draft

Most inspirational sports movies, series and docs available for streaming

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: David Fizdale and the Grizzlies won't go down quietly

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 exits

Getaway Day: Wild, wacky and weird week in MLB

11 names you need to know for the NFL Draft

Most inspirational sports movies, series and docs available for streaming

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker