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Richard Clune | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 207
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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. Apr 2 - 12:45 PM

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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

Richard Clune netted his first career NHL goal on Tuesday.

Clune, 25, was playing in his 22nd career game. "I’m a little late to the party, but I made it. I’m here," said Clune. "I’m the type of kid, I think I've changed a lot over the years. I used to kind of judge my days on how good hockey was going. I’m not like that anymore. I’m a lot more laid back, so I’m really grateful to be here and just want to remain humble."
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Rich Clune is drawing comparisons to Jordin Tootoo.

"He brings that type of element to the team, fearless or plays hard all the time, will engage in fisticuffs if necessary and a real team player," Predators GM David Poile said. "It feels like it’s a good fit." Clune might accumulate more than two penalty minutes per game at the NHL level. Unfortunately his offensive upside is very limited.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 09:56:00 AM

The Predators claimed Richard Clune off waivers from the Kings.

Clune racked up 15 points and 253 penalty minutes in 56 games with the Kings' AHL affiliate last season. The Preds don't have a ton of depth at RW, so Clune could be a solid source of PIM if he makes the team.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Richard Clune has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Clune had 15 points and 253 penalty minutes in 56 AHL games in 2011-12. Obviously, he'd be a nice source of PIM if he ever lands a job as an NHL fourth liner.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 05:30:00 PM

Richard Clune has ink a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clune had 22 points and 222 penalty minutes in 66 AHL games last season.
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 05:37:00 PM

The Kings have placed Richard Clune on waivers.

Clune was in a battle for a bottom-six job on Los Angeles this season, but appears to have lost the position to newcomer Kyle Clifford.
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 06:33:00 PM

The L.A. Kings agreed to terms with Richard Clune on a one-year contract.

Clune spent some time on the Kings' third and fourth lines last season, but that represents the peak of his potential. He has no fantasy value.
Source: TSN.ca
Sun, Jul 18, 2010 10:26:00 PM

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