Clitsome fails physical, unlikely to play for Jets
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice said that Grant Clitsome failed the team’s physical and is unlikely to play hockey next season, TSN’s Michael Remis reports.
The 30-year-old defenseman’s 2014-15 season was cut short because of a back injury that eventually required surgery, and it’s likely that is still the issue for him.
Winnipeg dealt with quite a few injuries on defense last year, yet they made big steps forward without Clitsome.
In all honesty, the team is probably comfortable moving on without him, whether this setback keeps him out for the 2015-16 season or perhaps even longer.