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February 16, 2020 10:52 PM
Maple Leafs' Kyle Clifford: First point with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 6, 2020 04:52 AM
Maple Leafs' Kyle Clifford: Traded to Maple Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 15, 2020 12:40 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Two-point effort in SO loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 7, 2020 02:48 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Contributes assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 1, 2020 12:36 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Opens scoring Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 14, 2019 11:40 PM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Scores fourth goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM with four hits in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.

Clifford's goal, his fourth of the year, was his first point in the last seven games. The third-period tally brought the Kings to within a goal with five minutes left in regulation and set the stage for Michael Amadio's game-tying goal 83 seconds letter. Clifford has eight points in 33 games.

December 8, 2019 02:40 PM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Pugnacious in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford (illness) racked up 15 PIM, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

Clifford missed one game with the illness. In the second period, the 28-year-old came to the defense of teammate Nikolai Prokhorkin after the latter was crushed by the Flames' Zac Rinaldo. Clifford and Rinaldo dropped the mitts during a TV timeout, leading to both players picking up fighting majors and game misconducts. Clifford remains at seven points and now has 34 PIM in 30 appearances this season.

December 7, 2019 10:00 PM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Set to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford (illness) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against Calgary.

Clifford sat out LA's last game with an illness, but he's good to go against the Flames. Expect him to slot into a bottom-six role. The 28-year-old has found the scoresheet seven times in 29 games this season.

December 6, 2019 09:12 PM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Late scratch Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford will not play in Friday's game versus the Oilers due to an illness, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

Clifford was a late scratch before Friday's game. Matt Luff enters the lineup in a fourth-line role to cover for Clifford's absence. The Kings complete a back-to-back in Calgary on Saturday -- Clifford would need a quick turnaround to be ready to go for that contest.

November 29, 2019 11:36 PM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Invisible on scoresheet in November
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford has just two points and six penalty minutes in November entering the final two days of the month.

Unless your league rewards PIMs, Clifford has little fantasy value, so when he's not going to the box, his value is virtually nonexistent. Clifford set a new career high in points last season, and he still managed just 21 on the year. He's never reached double digits in either points or assists in any other season, and this year appears to be no different. He can be safely ignored in almost all leagues.

November 3, 2019 01:20 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Opens scoring Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

Clifford's points this season have been few and far between, as he snapped his second four-game drought with the goal Saturday. The 28-year-old has five points in 14 contests this year, as well as 11 PIM, 18 hits and 26 shots on goal while playing on the fourth line.

October 23, 2019 01:12 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: On scoresheet with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford notched an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

The fourth-line winger had gone four games without a point prior to Tuesday's assist. Clifford has four points and 19 shots on goal in nine appearances this season, chipping in with a little secondary scoring as he looks to prove his career-high 21 points last season was not a fluke.

October 6, 2019 12:00 PM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Two-assist performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clifford had two assists and was plus-2 with one shot on goal in Saturday's 6-5 loss to Edmonton.

Skating on a line with Trevor Lewis and Michael Amadio, Clifford helped set up a goal by each of his linemates in the Kings' season opener. That production came despite Clifford logging the least amount of playing time (7:26) of anyone in the LA lineup. He will likely remain in a bottom-six role for the Kings.

April 3, 2019 01:24 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Earns Gordie Howe hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 31, 2019 02:24 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Earns assist in overtime win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 26, 2019 12:24 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Plucks apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 24, 2019 01:32 PM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Scores first career power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 19, 2019 09:04 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Drops gloves in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2019 11:40 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Sets up two goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 12, 2019 01:52 AM
Kings' Kyle Clifford: Rare productive night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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