Cal Clutterbuck was injured on a hit from Paul Byron (not the hit on our GIF post this morning). According to Jack Capuano, via Arthur Staple, Clutterbuck “will miss some extended time.” The coach also noted that he suffered a skate laceration. Two Canadian reporters who were at the game noted that it may have been on his hip.
So Clutterbuck will miss some time — maybe a day, maybe ten years, who knows — and if it does turn out to be a significant amount of time, that could open up a roster spot for one of the younger Islanders. Unfortunately, the Islanders won’t be making it through the pre-season without injury.