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Top Connor Clifton News

  • Sabres' Connor Clifton: Heading to Buffalo

    Clifton signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Sabres on Saturday.

    Clifton supplied five goals, 18 assists, 120 blocked shots and 208 hits in 78 games with Boston last season. Look for him to line up on Buffalo's third-defense pairing in 2023-24.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Two helpers in Thursday's win

    Clifton recorded two assists in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.

    He rounded out his night with two hits, two PIM and a plus-3 rating. Clifton has two multi-point performances in the last three games, a surprising surge from a blueliner who had only three points over his prior 17 contests, but playing for a team on pace to set an NHL record for regulation wins can have that effect. On the season, the 27-year-old has five goals and 21 points over 68 games with 187 hits, 101 blocked shots and a plus-24 rating.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Notches assist Sunday

    Clifton recorded an assist in Sunday's 5-3 defeat to Detroit.

    Clifton has been dishing out hits in his last five games, registering 18 hits while also garnering one goal, one assist and 11 blocked shots over that stretch. While the 27-year-old defenseman should continue to rack up defensive stats, he shouldn't be expected to offer high-end offensive upside.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Scores opening goal

    Clifton scored a goal and an assist on one shot, helping the Bruins to a 7-3 win over Florida on Monday.

    Clifton opened the scoring in Monday's game off a wrist shot that beat Spencer Knight in the top left corner. The New Jersey native would also add an assist on Patrice Bergeron's first goal in the third period. This snapped a three-game pointless streak for the American defenseman and was his third multi-point game of the season.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Deals assist in win

    Clifton produced an assist, seven hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.

    Clifton had gone 10 games without a point -- his last scoring contribution was a two-point effort versus the Canucks on Nov. 13. The 27-year-old defenseman was a bit more productive than usual at the start of the campaign, but his limited role with the Bruins' defense back to full health has made offense hard to come by. He's at two goals, seven helpers, 45 shots on net, 78 hits, 30 blocked shots, 28 PIM and a plus-12 rating. Clifton's one point shy of matching the career-high 10 he recorded last season.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Opens Sunday's scoring

    Clifton scored a goal and drew an assist during Sunday's 5-2 victory over the visiting Canucks.

    Watching Taylor Hall cycle around the net, Clifton set himself up near the right face-off circle, anticipating a pass. It came and the 27-year-old defenseman delivered his second goal in three games. Clifton, who entered Sunday with just two points in his past 12 games, registered his first multi-point game since Oct. 17. He added three shots and four hits Sunday.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Two helpers against Panthers

    Clifton picked up two assists in Monday's 5-3 win over the Panthers.

    Both helpers came in the third period, helping the Bruins build a 4-1 lead they narrowly held onto. Clifton had four points, all assists, through the first three games of the season as he takes advantage of the absences of Charlie McAvoy (shoulder), Matt Grzelcyk (shoulder) and others, but his lack of power-play time will make it that much tougher for the 27-year-old to keep up anything close to that scoring pace.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Two-point effort Monday

    Clifton scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens.

    He tied the game at 2-2 with just under three minutes left in the third period by coming off the blue line to take a Craig Smith pass and wire it past Jake Allen. It was Clifton's first goal since Dec. 11 and just his second of the season, and it gave him his first multi-point performance of the year -- the 26-year-old defenseman has only six points in 46 games.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Supplies rare point

    Clifton registered an assist in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Blue Jackets.

    This was just the third point in 39 games for Clifton, who serves as a third-pairing defenseman.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Departs COVID-19 protocols

    Clifton exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Clifton has missed the last four games while in protocols. The 26-year-old has averaged 17:42 of ice time and logged one goal over his last 10 appearances. He is eligible to play in Tuesday's contest at home against Carolina.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Won't play Monday

    Clifton will not participate in Monday's contest with Washington due to "testing issues".

    Clifton and Derek Forbort experienced issues during their tests that will prevent them from playing Monday. The 26-year-old has averaged 17:42 of ice time and scored one goal in his last 10 games.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Lands in protocols

    Clifton was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday.

    Clifton and teammate Derek Forbort had "testing issues" Monday and it's resulted in the pair going into protocols. The 26-year-old could be back in time for Wednesday's tilt with Montreal. He has two points in 22 games this season.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Participating in training camp

    Clifton participated in Thursday's training camp practice, Conor Ryan of reports.

    Clifton, who tested positive for COVID-19 during the offseason and reportedly experienced mild symptoms at the time, was paired with Matt Grzelcyk during Thursday's practice. Though Clifton, who recorded a goal and seven points in 44 games last season, isn't much of a fantasy factor, he's a solid bottom-pairing option for the Bruins, who's capable in the transition game.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Clifton tested positive for COVID-19 but is "doing well," Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

    Clifton is vaccinated and has reportedly only experienced mild symptoms. This shouldn't affect his availability for training camp. The 26-year-old blueliner tallied seven points with a plus-10 rating in 44 games last season.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Doles out helper

    Clifton set up a goal in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Capitals.

    Clifton doesn't have a prominent role for the B's but he's good for the occasional assist. The second-pairing defenseman has collected six helpers through 36 games, with 91 hits and 43 blocked shots showing where his true value lies.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Adds two helpers

    Clifton notched a pair of assists, four blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.

    Clifton was a steady presence defensively, and he also chipped in on offense. He had secondary assists on goals by Charlie McAvoy and Trent Frederic. Clifton had gone without a point in his previous eight outings this year. The New Jersey native has contributed eight shots on goal, 28 hits, 15 blocked shots and nine PIM so far.

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  • Bruins' Connor Clifton: Likely back in lineup

    With Matt Grzelcyk dealing with another lower-body injury, Clifton is a candidate to re-enter the Bruins' lineup Saturday night against the Capitals, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.

    When Grzelcyk previously missed a pair of games (Jan. 23 and Jan. 26), Clifton stepped in and did a solid job, en route to recording three shots and a plus-one rating. The 25-year-old now figures to rejoin the mix once again alongside shut-down defender Brandon Carlo on Saturday

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Long Branch, NJ
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Shoots: Right