Clifton (undisclosed) is slated to be in the Bruins' lineup for Game 1 of the team's second-round playoff series against Columbus on Thursday. Clifton will draw back into the Boston lineup Thursday, with John Moore day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The rookie blueliner didn't make much of a mark on offense in 19 regular-season games, recording just one assist in that span, but the 23-year-old held his own defensively, en route to a plus-5 rating.
Clifton (undisclosed) will not play in Game 6 against Toronto on Sunday. Clifton hasn't played since Game 2, recording just one shot on goal in two games this series. Boston has its back against the wall down 3-2 in the series, so the 23-year-old's rookie campaign may be coming to an end.
Clifton (undisclosed) participated in practice Wednesday in a non-contact jersey and is not ready to return for Game 4, Marisa Ingemi of The Boston Herald reports. Clifton's progress is an encouraging sign, but he'll need to shed the no-contact jersey before being considered to rejoin the lineup. Even when healthy, the blueliner owns just one assist and no goals through 19 contests, presenting little upside from a fantasy standpoint.
Clifton (upper body) won't play in Monday's playoff game against the Maple Leafs. With Clifton considered day-to-day by the Bruins, Steven Kampfer will rejoin the team's lineup Monday and is slated to work on a defensive pairing with Matt Grzelcyk.
Clifton exited Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs with an undisclosed injury, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. Coach Bruce Cassidy didn't have an update on Clifton's condition after the game. Torey Krug (undisclosed) also left the contest with an injury, so Cassidy signaled he may need to dip into the minor-league ranks for reinforcements since the Bruins only have five healthy defensemen at the moment.
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