The gritty 25-year-old winger suffered a leg laceration during the preseason that was expected to sideline him for up to six weeks.
Fortunately for the Islanders, Clutterbuck was ahead of schedule. He was activated off injured reserve Wednesday.
The addition of Clutterbuck's grit and physicality could be a huge plus for the Islanders as they take on the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Matt Moulson played after being a game-time decision. The 29-year-old forward traveled to Chicago separately following the birth of his second child.