Clarkson out vs. Isles

According to The Bergen Record, Devils winger David Clarkson is out for Tuesday's game against the Islanders with a "lower-body issue."

Clarkson, who recently notched a career-high 30th goal, had appeared in all 79 games for the Devils this season. He will be replaced on the third line with Steve Bernier. Cam Janssen will return to the lineup in Clarkson's absence.

Rookie defenseman Adam Larsson remains scratched and veteran goaltender Martin Brodeur will receive a night off. Backup Johan Hedberg will make his 23rd start of the season.