Clowe doesn't surprise me especially if Clarkson is now a goner.
Lou and his staff have always liked Clowe. Plus he'll bring an element that was Clarkson's bread and butter before he seemed to start ignoring it these last two years. If the term is low and money right, he's a solid fit, but we'd still need another forward who can score.
Clowe's recent injuries do have me a bit concerned however for the longevity aspect.