Clifford picked up an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Sabres. Clifford's assist on Yegor Korshkov's second-period tally was the former's first point in six games since he was traded to Toronto from the Kings. The 29-year-old Canadian has 15 points and 105 hits through 59 outings overall, which likely won't attract much fantasy attention.
Clifford was traded to the Maple Leafs along with goalie Jack Campbell, in exchange for Trevor Moore, a 2020 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2021 third-round pick. Clifford will bring significant physicality to the Maple Leafs' bottom six. He has 14 points, 90 hits and 89 shots on goal through 53 contests this season. Getting away from the Kings' poor offense will likely help Clifford's scoring numbers as well, but he's not likely to be a factor in fantasy even after the move.
Clifford scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning. After redirecting the puck to Jeff Carter for an easy tap-in early in the first period, Carter returned the favor and set Clifford up for a goal through heavy traffic less than three minutes later. Unfortunately for the Kings, the 29-year-old's luck ended there -- Clifford had a glorious chance to score what would likely have been the game-winner in the third after Andrei Vasilevskiy made a brutal giveaway, but his backhand attempt into the open net fluttered, giving Vasilevskiy enough time to recover and make the stop. Clifford had only two points (one goal, one helper) in his prior 10 games, and on the season he has a mediocre six goals and 14 points through 47 contests.
Clifford had an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. Clifford helped out on linemate Trevor Lewis' tally in the third period, which cut the deficit to one goal. In 43 games this season, Clifford has 12 points, 68 shots on goal, 65 hits and 43 PIM. Despite the gritty play, he's not likely productive enough for most fantasy owners.
Clifford netted a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers. Clifford began a four-goal first period with his tally just 5:31 into the game. He had gone without a goal in the last seven games. Through 41 appearances this year, the 28-year-old has 11 points, 64 shots on goal, 64 hits and 38 PIM.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||65||8||7||14||0||0||0||1||2||5||57.7|