Clifford tallied a goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche.
On his 30th birthday, Clifford provided his new team with an insurance tally at 6:46 of the third period to make it 3-1 at the time. He didn't see much ice time, skating only 8:10 in the contest. Clifford is expected to be a fourth-liner at best in 2020-21, which will likely make his appearances on the scoresheet infrequent.
Clifford signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Blues on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Perhaps the Blues missed Pat Maroon last year, as they're injecting some grit into the lineup in the form of Clifford. Over 69 games last season between the Kings and Maple Leafs, the 29-year-old racked up 133 hits, 68 PIM and 17 points. Clifford should be a fixture in the bottom six for the Blues in the upcoming season.
According to his agent Todd Reynolds, Clifford will be testing the free-agent market this summer, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Toronto picked up Clifford at the trade deadline in a package deal that involved Jack Campbell, Trevor Moore and two third-round picks, but the Maple Leafs have already begun actively shedding salary in order to open up enough space to sign a top-four blueliner this offseason, and Clifford will undoubtedly be looking for a raise on the $1.6 million he's currently making annually, so it's not surprising to see he likely won't be re-signing with the Leafs. The 29-year-old winger picked up seven goals and 17 points in 69 games during the regular season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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