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Richard Clune | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 207
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In an eloquent and blunt op-ed piece for the Players' Tribune, Rich Clune opened up about his struggle with addiction.
"Between the ages of 15-24, I was not here. I was checked out. I did not exist," said Clune as his relationships with fear, alcohol, and cocaine worsened. "Rich Clune the pro hockey player existed. He got in over 150 fights and drove drunk and chased women and laughed and cried and lived in oblivion. But Rich Clune, the kid who loved art and film and read books and thought deeply about life, that guy was just not around. He couldn’t cope with the pressure." Until he decided to, that is. Clune is now five years sober. "If you’re reading this and think you might have a problem, do not be ashamed," Clune implored. "Reach out to a friend or a teammate, or find a professional who can help. If I can ask for help, so can you." Jul 2 - 11:14 PM
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Richard Clune has cleared unconditional waivers and is now expected to be bought out by the Nashville Predators.

Clune had one year remaining on his current contract that would see him make $850,000. When the Predators make the buyout official, Clune's contract will count for $283,333 on Nashville's salary cap for each of the next two seasons.
Jun 28 - 1:30 PM

The Predators are likley to buy out the contract of winger Richard Clune.

He was placed on waivers this past week and after playing in 62 forgettable games with the AHL Milwaukeee Admirals this past season, his time in the Nashville organization may have come to an end. No fantasy ramifications here.
Jun 27 - 3:14 PM

Richard Clune has been placed on waivers by Nashville.

It should be pointed out that he was not put on unconditional waivers, which is associated with buyouts. Clune appeared in just one game with the Predators last season. He played 62 games in the AHL, with the Milwaukee Admirals, where he posted 17 points and 181 penalty minutes.
Jun 24 - 12:21 PM

Richard Clune and eight other players were called up by Nashville on Wednesday.

Goaltenders Marek Mazanec and Magnus Hellberg; defensemen Joe Piskula, Anthony Bitetto and Johan Alm; and forwards Colton Sissons, Viktor Arvidsson and Austin Watson were added to the Predators' roster. They will form the team's Black Aces squad during the playoffs.
Apr 23 - 12:32 PM

Richard Clune has been assigned to the minors after clearing waivers.

He dressed in Nashville's season opener, but hasn't played since. Clune had seven points and 166 penalty minutes in 58 games last season.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Richard Clune has been placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators.

Clune has only played in one game with Nashville this season. He had seven points in 166 penalty minutes in 58 contests last season.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Richard Clune reached out to Washington's Patrick Wey after he gave him a beating in a fight on Sunday.

"I reached out to the kid on Washington just to express the fact that I hope he's OK and it wasn't my intention to hurt him," said Clune, who sent a text message. "He was the one kind of engaging me, and I had no idea who he was. I don't even look at the other team's roster before the game. I just see the names they write on the board. The kid said he was OK." Clune has 152 penalty minutes in 52 games this season and he's an experienced fighter. Wey was participating in his first NHL bout, so it was a mismatch from the beginning.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Richard Clune collected a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the New York Rangers.

His first goal of the season, which came late in the first period, held up as the game winner. Clune probably would've been a healthy scratch Tuesday if Craig Smith wasn't feeling under the weather.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 09:32:00 AM

Richard Clune won't be available for Thursday's home game versus Los Angeles.

He traveled to Ontario on Wednesday to attend his grandfather's funeral. Our condolences go out to him for his loss. Clune has no points and nine penalty minutes in four games this campaign.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Rich Clune has agreed to a two-year/$1.9 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

Clune had nine points and 113 penalty minutes in 47 games last season. He should challenge for the league lead in PIM in 2013-14.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 01:02:00 PM

Richard Clune fought Colorado's Cody McLeod in Saturday's 1-0 overtime loss.

Clune now has 84 penalty minutes in 34 games this season. He accumulate about two penalty minutes per game for the rest of the season and also chip in with the occasional point.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 05:52:00 PM

The NHL has decided not to suspend or fine Rich Clune for his late hit on Artem Anisimov.

Clune was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for interference on that check, which happened in Saturday's Nashville Predators win. It probably helps Clune's cause that Anisimov didn't appear to be injured.
Source: Josh Cooper
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Richard Clune scored a penalty shot on Tuesday.

Clune has scored three goals in 39 career games and two have come in his last three contests. Despite his recent success, he only has fantasy value if you're interested in a steady source of PIM.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 10:57:00 AM

Richard Clune was fined $1,452.70 for boarding Aaron Palushaj of the Colorado Avalanche Monday.

We thought it would be closer to $1,397.34 but we were wrong. On the serious side, Clune avoided a suspension and just received a fine. He is a fourth line player who picks up some penalty minutes but little else in traditional pools.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 09:44:00 AM

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