Maple Leafs' Clarkson, Gunnarsson suffer injuries, leave game vs. Rangers
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 4, 2014
Winger David Clarkson and defenceman Carl Gunnarsson each left Saturday night's game in the first period. Clarkson briefly returned after suffering an apparent left foot injury, while Gunnarsson did not return from the first intermission after suffering what looked to be an upper-body injury. With Gunnarsson out, Jake Gardiner filled in on the top defensive pairing alongside captain Dion Phaneuf. Clarkson suffered an apparent left foot injury, which the team called only a lower-body injury. Clarkson blocked a shot from New York defenceman Michael Del Zotto midway through the first period. He did not leave the ice at the time. Both were injured in the first period, and the team announced late in the second that neither would return.