IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
4 days ago

Clifford (upper body) skated on his own Wednesday, but is not ready to return to practice, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is certainly a good sign that Clifford is back on the ice, but he remains without a timeline to return to action. Even once the winger is able to rejoin practice, he will likely need some time to get up to game speed. Until then, the 26-year-old will remain on injured reserve with Jussi Jokinen, Nic Dowd and Jonny Brodzinski among the potential replacements in the lineup.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
1 month ago

Clifford has been moved to injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 11.

EDGE Analysis

With the hard-hitting winger considered week-to-week, the Kings activated defenseman Alec Martinez (lower body) from IR and put Clifford in that spot. We wouldn't expect many fantasy owners to notice his absence, as he's never cleared 15 points in a single season.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
1 month ago

Clifford has been deemed week-to-week after suffering an upper-body injury Wednesday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the team provided some information, Clifford's status remains murky. Clifford is playing his eighth season for the Kings, and over that time he has developed into an important piece of the team despite never scoring more than seven goals or 15 points. Unless you find yourself in a deep league that puts a premium on penalty minutes and hits, Clifford won't be missed during his absence.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
1 month ago

Clifford will not return to Wednesday's game against Calgary due to an upper-body injury, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Odland surmised that it's a shoulder issue, but the team didn't release any details beyond an upper-body issue. His next opportunity to rejoin the action arrives Saturday against the Sabres.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
1 month ago

Clifford went to the locker room after taking a hit from the Flames' Michael Stone, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The exact nature of the injury remains unclear, but the winger was unable to immediately return to the ice. The bottom-six forward tallied saw just 5:21 of ice time and recorded two shots on goal before leaving. If he's unable to rejoin the action, his next opportunity to play comes Saturday against the Sabres.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
8 months ago

Clifford earned an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 victory over Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

Clifford hadn't hit the scoresheet in 26 games prior to this one, and now has 11 points in 71 contests this year. He records a fair amount of shots (121) and hits (143), but with the lack of production and average ice time of 10:45, he's definitely one depth forward worth avoiding for fantasy purposes.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
10 months ago

Clifford scored an unassisted goal and took a fighting major during Monday's loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

It was the first point in 14 games for Clifford, and the 26-year-old winger has just three goals, seven points and 63 shots through 37 games this season. While he does help in the PIM (62) and hits (78) columns, it likely isn't enough of a fantasy dent to warrant ownership in most settings. Additionally, he entered Monday averaging just 10:50 of ice time per game, which further hinders his upside.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
11 months ago

Clifford (upper body) will return to LA's lineup for Wednesday's game against the Canucks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clifford's return to action will bolster the Kings' bottom-six forward group, but won't do much for fantasy owners, as the gritty winger's limited offensive upside -- six points in 27 games this season -- keeps him from being a useful option in formats that don't heavily reward PIM and hits.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
11 months ago

Clifford (undisclosed), who was held out of action Tuesday, was back skating at an optional practice but remains unlikely to return Thursday, LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clifford may have injured himself when he took a hard spill into the boards Sunday but his presence at the optional skate is an encouraging sign. Expect him back after the Christmas break in a fourth-line role.

IRKyle Clifford
LW LA
11 months ago

Clifford is expected to return to the lineup and skate on the fourth line against Buffalo on Tuesday, the LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old winger was a healthy scratch against Ottawa on Saturday. He enters Tuesday's game averaging just 10:22 of ice over 23 games this year, and with only two goals and six points for the campaign, his only fantasy value lies in the PIM (35) and hits (48) columns. There aren't many formats where Clifford is a reliable option.