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Kyle Clifford | Winger | #13

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (35) / LA
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Kyle Clifford was a healthy scratch for the Kings on Tuesday night.
Clifford, in 54 games this season, has three goals and eight points with a -3 rating. Apr 6 - 9:53 AM

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Kyle Clifford scored a goal in the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

Clifford now has three goals and five assists in 54 games played in 2015-16. Clifford's goal was assisted by Andy Andreoff.
Apr 5 - 1:05 AM

Kyle Clifford picked up the 29th goal of his career during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.

It was a beauty of a sequence, too. Jeff Carter found himself with the puck beside the net, but facing the glass, so he does what you'd expect - make a perfect dish to the slot for an awaiting Clifford. Who did the next thing you'd expect, tuck the biscuit in the ol' basket. The goal made it 3-2 early in the third, en route to the comeback.
Mar 18 - 1:55 AM

Kyle Clifford (concussion) practiced with the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

He's back after going to the AHL for a conditioning stint. The forward has been out since Dec. 6. "It's best for him to go play," said coach Darryl Sutter. "He hasn't played much this year. He's played 26 games. But if you add it up, in terms of minutes played, he's played four games this year. He's in a competition with five or six other guys to see what our lineup is."
Feb 2 - 10:37 AM

Kyle Clifford (upper body) has played a couple of games in AHL on a conditioning stint.

Clifford was sent down to the Ontario Reign of the AHL three days ago as he hasn't played since December 6. He had six shots on net over two games as the Reign won both by shutouts. Look for Clifford to return to the Kings lineup shortly. He had three assists and 28 penalty minutes in 26 games with Los Angeles before the injury.
Source: lakings.com
Jan 31 - 9:45 AM

Kyle Clifford (upper body) has been assigned to AHL Ontario for a conditioning stint.

The timing makes a lot of sense because it will allow Clifford to continue to work on his recovery during the All-Star break. He last played on December 6.
Jan 28 - 3:37 PM

Kyle Clifford (upper body) practiced by himself once again.

Clifford has been out of action since December 6 when he was elbowed in the face by Victor Hedman. The 25-year-old has three assists in 26 games. There is no timetable for his return.
Source: lakings.com
Jan 16 - 7:17 AM

Kyle Clifford (upper body) was on the ice on Thursday.

There was no Kings' practice Thursday morning, so it's unclear if Clifford would have participated in that as well. Either way, this is certainly a step in the right direction for him. He last played on Dec. 6.
Jan 14 - 6:21 PM

Kyle Clifford (upper body) has not resumed skating.

He hasn't made any progress toward getting back on the ice either. Clifford has been sidelined since Dec. 6 after was elbowed in the face by Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Kyle Clifford has been moved to injured reserve.

He is retroactive to Dec. 6 after suffering an upper-body injury against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Kings wanted some extra players for the road trip, so Jeff Schultz and Nick Ebert were brought up from the minors.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 05:22:00 PM

After taking a Victor Hedman elbow to the face on Sunday, Kyle Clifford will miss Tuesday's match with Columbus due to a what the team is calling an upper body injury.

For the season, Clifford offers 28 PIMs and 49 hits of fantasy value over 26 games but he's seeing less than nine minutes per night. He's registered 12 PIMs and just a single minor over his last five games as well, making his not much of a fantasy asset. We'll keep you posted on his status, but it's worth noting that he did skate prior to the game Tuesday.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 06:47:00 PM

Kyle Clifford fought Nick Foligno in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Columbus.

If you're the Kings, this is an excellent trade. No disrespect to Clifford, but any time you can take one of the other team's best players for at least five minutes - that's a win. Unfortunately, Clifford didn't do anything else noteworthy. He now has 19 PIMs in 13 games.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 01:47:00 AM

Kyle Clifford had an assist in Los Angeles' 3-2 win over Edmonton on Sunday.

It was Clifford's first point of the season. If he even gets 20 points in 2015-16, then that would significantly surpass his current career high.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Kyle Clifford had an assist in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

It was Clifford's first point since March 10. He's not a major contributor offensively at the NHL level. In fact, he only has 62 points in 347 career games.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Kyle Clifford scored a goal and registered an assist in a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.

Clifford doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues with five goals and 13 points in 64 contests. The Kings certainly like him though as evidenced by the five-year contract extension worth $8 million they signed him to on Feb. 25.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 09:42:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Michael Latta
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Teddy Purcell
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
5Adrian Kempe
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Rob Scuderi
7Zach Trotman
8Tom Gilbert
9Paul LaDue
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jeff Zatkoff