Clutterbuck gametime decision tonight
- Blog Post by: Michael Russo
- November 8, 2011 - 2:02 PM
Cal Clutterbuck will be a gametime decision tonight when the Wild visits the Calgary Flames.
Clutterbuck, who didn't practice yesterday, fell awkwardly at the end of the second period during a skirmish Saturday night against St. Louis. Clutterbuck injured many areas of his upper body.
If unable to play, Darroll Powe will likely move up to the third line and Warren Peters, called up from Houston, will center the fourth line.
Coach Mike Yeo will go with the same six defensemen tonight, meaning Clayton Stoner continues to wait to get back in the lineup.
Niklas Backstrom will make his first start in goal since Oct. 27.
This is homecoming week for Devin Setoguchi. He has 200 friends and family making their way to Calgary from his tiny hometown of Taber, Alberta. Then tonight after the game, Setoguchi returns to San Jose, where he was a member of the Sharks organization for seven years. Thursday, Setoguchi and Dany Heatley play the Sharks for the first time, while Brent Burns and Marty Havlat play the Wild.
May update blog later, but I'm trying to get a head start on tomorrow, which is an insane travel day. So may talk to you tonight. Follow on Twitter tonight at www.twitter.com/russostrib
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