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Kyle Clifford | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Kyle Clifford was on the ice for the first day of training camp after undergoing off-season wrist surgery in the middle of July.
Clifford had a small fracture in his wrist but surgery was still recommended. He had three goals and eight points in 71 games during the regular season so we really cannot recommend him at this time. He did surprise in the playoffs with seven points in 24 games however. Sep 20 - 9:10 AM

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Kyle Clifford underwent wrist surgery.

The procedure was advised because of a small fracture in Clifford's wrist. This is just an FYI as Clifford is expected to make a full recovery by mid-August at the latest.
Jul 7 - 7:45 PM

Kyle Clifford notched a goal and an assist in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Both of his points came on Los Angeles' first two goals of the contest to help rally the Kings from a 2-0 deficit. Clifford hadn't scored since Dec. 11 against Toronto. The feisty forward has five points and 37 penalty minutes in 20 games during the postseason.
Jun 5 - 9:23 AM

Kyle Clifford had six hits to lead the Kings in only 8:07 minutes of action Saturday.

Clifford tried to get things going for the Kings as he also participated in a fight as he battled Tim Jackman of the Ducks but it was to no avail as the Kings dropped a 3-0 decision to Anaheim. Clifford has three goals and five points in 43 games with 63 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating so he has some value in pools that use the penalty minute category.
Source: LAKings.com
Jan 26 - 7:26 AM

Kyle Clifford found the back of the net on Monday.

It was just Clifford's second game since missing two weeks with a head injury. He has two goals and 32 penalty minutes in 18 contests this season.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Kyle Clifford (head) was activated from the IL on Saturday.

Clifford played for the first time in two weeks after 'getting his bell rung' on Nov. 9. He had five hits in 11:36 minutes. Clifford has value in fantasy pools if you play with the penalty minutes category or the hits category. He has one goal and 32 penalty minutes in 17 games with 53 hits.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 02:52:00 AM

Kyle Clifford (head) participated in Friday's practice.

Clifford hasn't played since he got "his bell rung" on Nov. 9. It wasn't a particularly hard practice, but it's still worth noting that he was wearing a normal practice jersey, as opposed to a non-contact one.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Kyle Clifford (head) is on the injured reserve list.

Clifford sustained the injury when he got "his bell rung" in the first period of Saturday's game. He has a goal and 32 penalty minutes in 16 games this season.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Kyle Clifford (head) did not practice on Sunday.

Clifford was injured in the first period Saturday and did not return after 'getting his bell rung' according to coach Darryl Sutter. He will likely miss at least Tuesday's game against the Sabres and if he can't go, look for the Kings to recall a forward, possibly Tanner Pearson.
Source: LAKings.com
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 07:29:00 AM

Kyle Clifford was injured in the first period Saturday and did not return.

Coach Darryl Sutter said that Clifford 'got his bell rung'. Consider him day-to-day for now. Clifford had one goal in 16 games with 32 penalty minutes. Look elsewhere in the penalty minute category if Clifford was on your roster.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 08:25:00 AM

Kyle Clifford has been fined by the NHL for a kneeing incident against Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on Sunday.

He was slapped with a $2,756.41 fine, which is the maximum that is allowed under the CBA. There was no penalty assessed on the play and Nugent-Hopkins managed to return to the game.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Updating a previous item, the Los Angeles Kings confirmed they've signed Kyle Clifford to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

Clifford was a restricted free agent this summer and the two-year deal appears to fall in line with most of Dean Lombardi's RFA contract. Clifford scored seven goals and 14 points in 48 games this season, each of which matched his career highs set in 2010-11. He's not worth drafting in most fantasy formats but is a solid role player for L.A.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 01:47:00 PM

Kyle Clifford admitted that winning on Tuesday was a bit of a "sigh of relief" moment.

"Yeah, definitely," Clifford said. "I think we knew it was going to be a big game tomorrow. It was one of those must wins. Kind of get the ball rolling for us. We know we got a little bit better and getting ready for tomorrow night." The Kings will attempt to ride that momentum into Game 4 on Thursday. Chicago still has a 2-1 series lead.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Kyle Clifford recorded his first point of the postseason on Thursday.

Clifford was moved to the top line to help spark Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. The move worked as the three combined for the first goal in the Kings' 3-0 victory. It wouldn't be surprising to see Clifford back on the top line for Game 6 on Sunday.
Fri, May 24, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Kyle Clifford skated with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams during Wednesday's practice.

If the Kings go with those lines on Thursday, then this would be a big opportunity for Clifford. The Kings top line has been struggling in the postseason, so perhaps this change will provide them with a spark. That being said, Clifford isn't an known for his scoring abilities, but Williams sees the benefit of him being on their line. "We’re obviously starved for goals, and there’s a reason for that. Not enough net pressure, not enough traffic, not enough rebounds, not enough going to the net with a purpose. Kyle brings all of those, and if we are to play together tomorrow, we’re going to need to do that to get results," Williams said on Wednesday.
Thu, May 23, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
5Andy Andreoff
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jake Muzzin
4Robyn Regehr
5Matt Greene
6Alec Martinez
7Brayden McNabb
8Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones