Clifford did it all with a goal, an assist, and 17 PIM in a 3-1 win over the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Clifford dropped the mitts with Lawson Crouse early in the first period to get the fight out of the way, adding an instigator minor and misconduct in the process. Then, he tied the game with his goal with only 0.2 seconds remaining in the second period before assisting on Trevor Lewis' third-period game-winner. Clifford has 20 points for the first time in his career, as well as 86 PIM and 111 hits in 70 appearances this season.
Clifford delivered an assist, four shots and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win against the Blackhawks.
Clifford has a goal and two helpers as well as 10 shots and seven PIM in his last five outings. For the year, he's at 17 points in 68 games, adding 106 shots and 69 PIM. He may have some appeal in deeper formats while he's on the third line, as he's skated 14 minutes or more in five of his last six appearances.
Clifford registered an assist in Monday's 3-0 win over the Flames.
The helper gives Clifford points in consecutive games and 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 65 outings this season. He also has 106 hits and 100 shots this year, and may have some value in particularly deep formats while deployed as a bottom-six forward.
Clifford found twine on the power play and added three shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks.
Clifford's tally gave him 15 points in 64 contests, matching his career high from 2014-15. It's the first time he's scored on the man advantage in his nine-year career, which is no surprise given he's only averaged five seconds of power-play time per game this season. Clifford fairly reliably registers a point total in the low teens -- he's a decent fourth-liner but not much more than that.
Clifford committed a five-minute fighting major in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.
Clifford jumped off the bench and went right after Nathan Beaulieu for an early third-period tussle. The former only has one point (a goal) in the past month -- a span of 14 games -- and chances are his penalty from this game barely moved the needle in most fantasy settings. Clifford has 14 points (eight goals, six assists) to supplement 103 hits and 21 blocked shots over 62 games this season.
Clifford earned two assists for the second straight game, as his team took a 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver on Thursday.
Where exactly did this come from? After scoring eight points in 44 games, Clifford now has five in three contests. His value is limited to daily leagues if you're in need of a cheap dart to fill out a lineup, but even when he's hot, Clifford is still not a great play in fantasy based on his long history as a defense-first player.
Clifford picked up two assists in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Capitals.
He helped set up both of Austin Wagner's tallies, as the Kings' fourth line generated some surprising offense. Clifford has only seven goals and 11 points in 46 games, however, and the 28-year-old grinder has never recorded more than 15 points in an NHL season, giving him little fantasy potential.
Clifford reached seven goals in a season for the third time with his early marker, but his team fell short in a 4-1 loss to Ottawa on Thursday.
The fact that seven goals is a career high for Clifford tells you all you need to know about him; he's in your lineup if your league counts hits and penalty minutes, and he's not at all useful otherwise.
Clifford (upper body) will rejoin the lineup versus Arizona on Thursday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Clifford missed the last seven games as a result of his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the winger was starting to heat up with two goals in his previous four outings. For now, Clifford is poised to slot into a bottom-six role, but that could certainly change once he gets his legs back under him.
Clifford (upper body) won't play Saturday against San Jose.
Clifford will miss a sixth consecutive game Saturday and remains without a clear-cut timetable for his return to game action. LA should release another update on the physical winger's status once he's deemed fit to play.
Clifford (upper body) still needs to pass some additional testing before he'll be able to return, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
At this point, it seems pretty unlikely that Clifford will be available against the Jets on Tuesday. Based on the results of the test, perhaps the winger will be ready to go for the Kings' upcoming back-to-back Saturday and Sunday versus the Sharks and Golden Knights, respectively.
Clifford (upper body) won't travel with the Kings on their upcoming four-game road trip, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
It was already known that Clifford was out Monday against the Red Wings, but this news extends his timeline to return. The sense is that the 27-year-old is dealing with a potential concussion, and he has a history of concussions, which is concerning. His next chance to return is next Tuesday against the Jets.
Clifford (upper body) did not accompany his team to Detroit following the team's win Saturday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Clifford suffered a nasty blow to the head on a hard hit in open ice and was forced to leave Saturday's contest. Already ruled out for Monday, expect the 27-year-old to be out longer than just a single game. The team did not provide a timeline for Clifford but he does have a history with concussions, having suffered one back in 2012. It's yet another injury for an already depleted roster to contend with.
Clifford (upper body) is out for the remainder of Saturday's contest versus the Golden Knights, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Clifford took a nasty open-ice hit Saturday, appearing to take a shot to the head as part of it. The team is calling it an upper-body injury, and the 27-year-old will not return as a result. Expect Clifford to be reevaluated in the coming days with LA's next game coming Monday against Detroit. At best, consider him questionable for that contest.
Clifford scored a goal between three shots in Sunday's 2-0 win over Carolina.
Clifford added a late insurance goal for the Kings, scoring an empty-netter to guarantee victory. Clifford is not much of an option for fantasy owners, as it was just his fourth goal in 25 games this season.
Clifford has been fined $4,301.08, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for kneeing Minnesota's Jordan Greenway during Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Wild, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.
Luckily for Clifford and the Kings, the 27-year-old winger was able to avoid a suspension for his questionable hit on Greenway. He'll slot into his usual bottom-six role when LA faces the Rangers on Sunday.
Clifford registered the Kings' only goal of Thursday's 4-1 defeat to Minnesota.
Clifford used his speed to pick off an attempted pass by the Wild and then rifled the puck past netminder Devan Dubnyk. The tally was the first point of the 2018-19 campaign for the winger, though his limited production shouldn't come as a shock considering he is logging a mere 8:39 of ice time per game, nearly two minutes fewer than his 2017-18 average (10:33).
Clifford hasn't found his way to the sin bin or posted anything positive on the stat sheet this season, failing to score through two games.
Clifford normally averages one penalty minute a game, but when you don't contribute on the stat sheet in other ways, that's not enough to justify a roster spot. Clifford has never topped 15 points in a season, and this year doesn't look like it will change that. There isn't really a reason to have Clifford on your radar right now.
Clifford went scoreless while averaging just 8:45 of ice time per contest in the Kings first-round sweep by the Golden Knights.
Clifford isn't known for his offensive production, so the fact that he was held scoreless during the Kings' brief postseason run doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 27-year-old winger's complete lack of offensive upside keeps him from being a viable option in all fantasy formats that don't heavily reward hits and PIM, so most owners don't need to have Clifford on their radars heading into next season's drafts.
Clifford posted a goal and four penalty minutes in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Capitals.
Clifford would likely be in the midst of a career year if he had not missed 28 games with an upper-body injury earlier in the season. The 27-year-old winger has managed five goals and eight points in 35 games but has chipped in 81 hits during that time, so he may have some fantasy value in deep leagues where the physical nature of his play is rewarded.
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