When news broke of David Clarkson’s trade to the Columbus Blue Jackets last week, you could practically hear his sigh of relief; the knowledge that he was getting the fresh start his career so desperately needed.
Unfortunately, it didn’t last long.
In just his second game as a Blue Jacket against the Washington Capitals, Clarkson earned himself a 10-minute misconduct for his actions in the scrum, instigating multiple dust-ups after the referees broke things up.
In a bout of bad luck, Clarkson also suffered an upper-body injury which took him out for rest of the game.
Same player, just a different shade of blue.