NY Islanders Plus/Minus for 2023-24: Cal Clutterbuck hopes to have health on his side

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Known as one of the most notable warriors in the NHL, Cal Clutterbuck looks to continue his injury-ridden career at 35 years old. Having season-ending shoulder surgery in 2021 and missing 33 games in 2022-23, Clutterbuck hopes to remain healthy and in the NY Islanders lineup during the 2023-24 season.

The right winger reached an NHL milestone during the 2022-23 season, surpassing Dustin Brown for the most hits in NHL history at 3,632. Clutterbuck had nine hits against the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 21, etching his name into history and finishing the season with 3,756 for his career. He also has the potential to reach the coveted 1,000-game milestone during the 2023-24 season. Clutterbuck is currently sitting 18 games shy of joining the 382 players who have reached this milestone, including former teammate Josh Bailey.

Clutterbuck played 49 games last season, scoring six goals and six assists. While not known for his offensive prowess, "Clutter" has a lethal shot when he chooses to use it. If he can stay healthy and use his shot more often, Clutterbuck can potentially hit 300 career NHL points during the 2023-24 season.

With left wing Zach Parise's (39) status on the team unknown, Clutterbuck becomes the oldest active player on a roster laced with veterans. With only one year remaining on his contract, Clutterbuck's place in this Islanders lineup is up in the air.

Let's take a look at his 2023-34 Plus/Minus: