Kyle Clifford LW LA 5 months ago

Clifford, who was initially credited with a goal and assist in Tuesday's win over the Avalanche, had his stat line adjusted to two goals and no assists after an official review, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

The scorer determined that the Kings' third goal of the first period, which had been awarded to Brayden McNabb, never deflected off of the defenseman's stick. As a result, the tally ended up going to Clifford, who was the last player to touch the puck. It goes down as the first game-winning goal for Clifford, who also tied his career high with two goals by finding twine in the second period.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 5 months ago

Clifford agreed to a five-year, $8 million extension with the Kings on Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

A day after locking up Jordan Nolan to a three-year extension, Kings GM Dean Lombardi will bring another bottom-six forward into the fold on a multi-year pact. Clifford, 24, has tallied three goals and 10 points in 57 games, but is one of the Kings' more prolific contributors in the hits (148) and PIM (66) categories. He'll stick around in a complementary role for the club until the conclusion of the 2019-20 season.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 7 months ago

Clifford notched his second goal of the season and collected four PIM in Saturday's loss to the Jets.

The bottom-six forward hadn't tallied a point in nine games, but nearly gave the Kings a game-winner before the Jets' Zach Bogosian notches the equalizer two minutes later in the third period. The winger only has eight points in 40 games and carries most of his value in the form of his lofty hit counts.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 8 months ago

Clifford (illness) is set to play Thursday against the Senators, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

Clifford resumed practicing Wednesday and departed with the rest of the team after Thursday's morning skate while Jordan Nolan remained on the ice for extra work, signaling that Clifford will draw back into the lineup. He's expected to skate at left wing on the Kings' fourth line, joining Dwight King and Mike Richards.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 8 months ago

Clifford (flu) appears unlikely to play Tuesday against the Sabres, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

Clifford looks to be just about recovered from the illness, but was skating as an extra at the Kings' morning skate, a sign he's not quite ready to go. Marian Gaborik (upper body) will return from a multi-game absence to take Clifford's spot in the lineup.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 8 months ago

Kings' head coach Darryl Sutter says that Clifford has the flu, Lisa Dillman of the LA Times reports.

The Kings don't play until Tuesday so Clifford's status for that game is still uncertain at this point. The 23-year-old winger has one goal and five assists through 27 games played this season.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 8 months ago

Clifford assisted on two scores in Saturday's loss to the Stars.

The 23-year-old still has only five points in 21 games this season, making it tough to get excited about Saturday's showing. He's worth a look in specialty formats only for those fishing for hits and PIM help.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 9 months ago

Clifford scored his first goal of the year Tuesday, wrapping up the scoring with a tip-in of a Trevor Lewis shot in a 3-1 win over Dallas.

Clifford's calling card is his toughness, not his scoring ability, but he actually has some underrated skills around the net. Still, he sees few opportunities in his fourth-line role.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 1 year ago

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.

Kyle Clifford LW LA 1 year ago

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.