Clutterbuck moved to the top line

Cal Clutterbuck scored a short-handed goal in the Wild's 3-1 win over Tampa Bay Monday night. He did so playing on the top line. Head coach Mike Yeo says he's been really impressed with Clutterbuck this season, and he'll be back on the top line Wednesday against Edmonton.
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Cal Clutterbuck scored a short-handed goal in the Wild's 3-1 win over Tampa Bay Monday night. He did so playing on the top line. Head coach Mike Yeo says he's been really impressed with Clutterbuck this season, and he'll be back on the top line Wednesday against Edmonton.

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An undisclosed injury kept forward Cal Clutterbuck out of the Wild's 7-1 loss to Colorado Tuesday, and he missed Wednesday's practice because he still wasn't feeling well. His status for Thursday's game in Phoenix is unknown, but head coach Mike Yeo says Clutterbuck will be monitored "very closely."

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Wild head coach Mike Yeo is doing everything he can to help his team become more potent on the offensive end. His latest move puts Cal Clutterbuck on the top line with Dany Heatley and Mikko Koivu. Yeo hopes Clutterbuck's physical play will create space, and ultimately create more goals.

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