• Leafs Sign Clune TO AHL Deal

    News: Rich Clune signed an AHL deal with Toronto over the weekend.
    Analysis: Bought out of the final year of his contract by the Predators before free agency started, Rich Clune will head north to continue his career after recording 17 points in 62 games for AHL Milwaukee last season while making one appearance with their parent club in Nashville. Clune, who recently opened up in The Players' Tribune about his prior struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, has been sober for five years and could reemerge as a fourth-line option for the Maple Leafs at some point in 2015-16 if he first excels with their farm team.
  • Preds To Buy Out Clune After All

    News: Rich Clune will be bought out by the Predators after clearing waivers over the weekend, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
    Analysis: Earlier indications suggested that Rich Clune wasn't going to be bought out by the Predators, but the team ultimately elected to cut ties. Clune will thus become an unrestricted free agent, though don't expect him to generate a ton of interest on the open market. The 28-year-old's lack of offensive ability will likely force him to settle for a one-year, two-way deal.
  • Preds' Clune Clears Waivers

    News: Rich Clune cleared waivers on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: The Predators aren't expected to pursue a buyout of Rich Clune, which means he'll likely return to a similar role with Nashville's AHL club in 2015-16. The 28-year-old winger registered six goals and 11 assists for a total of 17 points in 62 games with AHL Milwaukee last season.
  • Preds Place Clune On Waivers

    News: Rich Clune was placed on waivers Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
    Analysis: The Predators aren't expected to pursue a buyout of Rich Clune, who will likely clear waivers and remain with the team. The 28-year-old played 62 games with AHL Milwaukee last season, recording six goals, 11 assists, and 181 PIM.
  • Pedators' Clune Clears Waivers

    News: Rich Clune cleared waivers Wednesday and was sent to AHL Milwaukee.
    Analysis: Rich Clune went unclaimed through waivers, and will now take a spot with the Preds' AHL affiliate in Milwaukee. The move came with the news that Matt Cullen was activated from injured reserve Thursday. Clune appeared in one game for the Predators but failed to record a point.
  • Predators Place Clune On Waivers

    News: Rich Clune was placed on waivers by the Predators on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Rich Clune was removed from the roster to open a spot for Matt Cullen, who is ready to make his season debut. Clune will be assigned to AHL Milwaukee if he clears waivers.
  • Minimal Ice Time For Preds' Clune In Opener

    News: Rich Clune skated just 5:30 in Thursday's season opener against Ottawa. He registered three hits but zero shots on goal and took no penalties.
    Analysis: With 305 career PIM along with just 18 points in 120 games, it's not hard to tell where Rich Clune's minimal fantasy value lies. The problem is, as an enforcer he just doesn't see enough ice time to warrant any real consideration outside of ultra-deep leagues.
  • Preds' Clune Supplies Goal In Finale

    News: Richard Clune registered his third goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Wild.
    Analysis: He also chipped in 14 penalty minutes to finish with 166 for the season, good for fourth-best in the NHL. Aside from the penalty minutes and hits categories, Richard Clune is largely a drain for fantasy owners everywhere else.
  • Preds' Clune Collects First Points Since January

    News: Richard Clune notched a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-1 win over Buffalo -- his first points since Jan. 9. He also went plus-2 with two PIM.
    Analysis: Between the goal he scored Jan. 9 and Thursday's game, Richard Clune went 25 games without getting on the scoresheet and went minus-4. However, he did rack up 64 PIM.
  • Preds' Clune Gets 17 PIM

    News: Richard Clune was whistled for fighting, slashing, and misconduct in Nashville's loss to Anaheim on Saturday.
    Analysis: The 17 penalty minutes carry him past the century mark for the season; his 115 PIM led all Nashville skaters. That's really his only significant fantasy value, as he has just three points all season.