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16 Rich Clune LW
Height/Weight: 5-10/207 | Birthdate: 4/25/1987 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: /images/nhl/players/170x170/566098.png | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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7/6/2015

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Leafs Sign Clune TO AHL Deal

News: Rich Clune signed an AHL deal with Toronto over the weekend.
Analysis: Bought out of the final year of his contract by the Predators before free agency started, Rich Clune will head north to continue his career after recording 17 points in 62 games for AHL Milwaukee last season while making one appearance with their parent club in Nashville. Clune, who recently opened up in The Players' Tribune about his prior struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, has been sober for five years and could reemerge as a fourth-line option for the Maple Leafs at some point in 2015-16 if he first excels with their farm team.

6/28/2015

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds To Buy Out Clune After All

News: Rich Clune will be bought out by the Predators after clearing waivers over the weekend, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Analysis: Earlier indications suggested that Rich Clune wasn't going to be bought out by the Predators, but the team ultimately elected to cut ties. Clune will thus become an unrestricted free agent, though don't expect him to generate a ton of interest on the open market. The 28-year-old's lack of offensive ability will likely force him to settle for a one-year, two-way deal.

6/25/2015

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds' Clune Clears Waivers

News: Rich Clune cleared waivers on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: The Predators aren't expected to pursue a buyout of Rich Clune, which means he'll likely return to a similar role with Nashville's AHL club in 2015-16. The 28-year-old winger registered six goals and 11 assists for a total of 17 points in 62 games with AHL Milwaukee last season.

6/24/2015

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds Place Clune On Waivers

News: Rich Clune was placed on waivers Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis: The Predators aren't expected to pursue a buyout of Rich Clune, who will likely clear waivers and remain with the team. The 28-year-old played 62 games with AHL Milwaukee last season, recording six goals, 11 assists, and 181 PIM.

10/29/2014

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Pedators' Clune Clears Waivers

News: Rich Clune cleared waivers Wednesday and was sent to AHL Milwaukee.
Analysis: Rich Clune went unclaimed through waivers, and will now take a spot with the Preds' AHL affiliate in Milwaukee. The move came with the news that Matt Cullen was activated from injured reserve Thursday. Clune appeared in one game for the Predators but failed to record a point.

10/28/2014

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Predators Place Clune On Waivers

News: Rich Clune was placed on waivers by the Predators on Tuesday.
Analysis: Rich Clune was removed from the roster to open a spot for Matt Cullen, who is ready to make his season debut. Clune will be assigned to AHL Milwaukee if he clears waivers.

10/10/2014

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Minimal Ice Time For Preds' Clune In Opener

News: Rich Clune skated just 5:30 in Thursday's season opener against Ottawa. He registered three hits but zero shots on goal and took no penalties.
Analysis: With 305 career PIM along with just 18 points in 120 games, it's not hard to tell where Rich Clune's minimal fantasy value lies. The problem is, as an enforcer he just doesn't see enough ice time to warrant any real consideration outside of ultra-deep leagues.

4/14/2014

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds' Clune Supplies Goal In Finale

News: Richard Clune registered his third goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Wild.
Analysis: He also chipped in 14 penalty minutes to finish with 166 for the season, good for fourth-best in the NHL. Aside from the penalty minutes and hits categories, Richard Clune is largely a drain for fantasy owners everywhere else.

3/27/2014

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds' Clune Collects First Points Since January

News: Richard Clune notched a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-1 win over Buffalo -- his first points since Jan. 9. He also went plus-2 with two PIM.
Analysis: Between the goal he scored Jan. 9 and Thursday's game, Richard Clune went 25 games without getting on the scoresheet and went minus-4. However, he did rack up 64 PIM.

2/9/2014

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds' Clune Gets 17 PIM

News: Richard Clune was whistled for fighting, slashing, and misconduct in Nashville's loss to Anaheim on Saturday.
Analysis: The 17 penalty minutes carry him past the century mark for the season; his 115 PIM led all Nashville skaters. That's really his only significant fantasy value, as he has just three points all season.

1/2/2014

Rich Clune, LW, NSH Preds’ Clune Riding Pine

Rich Clune

Preds’ Clune Riding Pine

News: Richard Clune has served as a healthy scratch for the past five games.
Analysis: With just two points in 22 games, Richard Clune is not much of a scorer.  He makes his contribution as a fourth-line tough guy and leads the team in PIM with 74.  Clune gets called upon whenever coach Barry Trotz needs a little more muscle in the lineup, but otherwise, his fantasy value is rather limited.

12/10/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds' Clune Nets First Two Points

News: Richard Clune scored his first goal of the season and collected his first assist as well in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis: He'd been held off the scoreboard for 17 games while putting only five total shots on goal and going minus-6 this year, but Richard Clune unexpectedly contributed offense in this one instead of the penalty minutes to which his fantasy owners have become accustomed.

11/3/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Clune Pads PIM Count In Nashville's Win

News: Richard Clune was whacked with 17 penalty minutes Saturday in the Predators' win over Los Angeles.
Analysis: Isn't it nice to check a box score and see a month's worth of penalty minutes in one night? But any time LA's Daniel Carcillo plays, the odds of a big-PIM night go up.

10/23/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Clune Racks Up Five PIM In Return To Ice

News: Richard Clune (personal) racked up five penalty minutes in 6:36 of ice time Tuesday against the Wild.
Analysis: Richard Clune hadn't played since Oct. 10 and missed one game during that stretch due to a funeral, but it seems as though he was just a healthy scratch for the other contests since that time. He's averaging just 7:58 of ice time on the season and hasn't scored a point in the five games in which he's been active.

10/16/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds' Clune (Personal) Out Thursday

News: Richard Clune (personal) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Kings, Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Richard Clune will be away attending to his grandfather's funeral. The 26-year-old has played a minimal role with Nashville this season, with zero points and nine penalty minutes in a little more than eight minutes of ice time per game.

9/19/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Reduced Role This Season For Preds' Clune?

News: With the roster additions the Preds made during the offseason, Richard Clune could see his ice time reduced this year, reports the Tennessean.
Analysis: During the summer, the Predators signed four forwards to bolster depth — center Matt Cullen and wingers Eric Nystrom, Viktor Stalberg and Matt Hendricks. In Richard Clune's case, the Preds picked him up off waivers last season, and he became a reliable checking-line guy with four goals, five assists and 113 penalty minutes. But with Hendricks and Nystrom in the mix, Clune has likely been pushed down the depth chart somewhat. Anyone outside of ultra-deep fantasy formats can feel free to look elsewhere.

7/17/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Predators Re-Sign Clune

News: Richard Clune signed a two-year deal with Nashville on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Predators are mostly paying Richard Clune for his fists, though he deserves some credit for posting a plus-3 over 47 NHL appearances last year. He will likely struggle to get on the fantasy radar beyond his penalty potential, in any case.

3/23/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds' Clune: Facing Discipline?

News: Richard Clune may face disciplinary action after leveling Artem Anisimov of the Blue Jackets with a blindside hit in the first period of Saturday's game.
Analysis: He received a major penalty for head butting, while Brendan Shanahan could have plenty to say about the ugly incident.

2/27/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Increased Responsibility For Preds' Clune

News: Richard Clune is enjoying added offensive responsibility for the Predators, reports the Tennessean. "[Clune's] play has dictated that he moves up [in the lineup]," said coach Barry Trotz. "Some guys' play dictated they move down. So Clune is taking advantage of some of the guys that maybe let their play slide...he's a pretty useful player for us right now."
Analysis: Earlier in the season, Richard Clune was typically seeing 5-7 minutes of ice time on the Preds' fourth line, but recently played a season-high 16:14 against the Red Wings, skating on the third line alongside Sergei Kostitsyn and Craig Smith. The next game, he recorded his second point of the season - assisting on Smith's first-period goal. Bottom line, the added offensive responsibility is nice to see, but Clune still really only has tangible value in ultra-deep fantasy formats.

1/15/2013

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Preds Claim Clune Off Waivers

News: Richard Clune has been claimed off waivers by the Predators, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: It's possible that Nashville will simply attempt to slip Richard Clune through waivers in a few days, but he will likely work on a depth line during any stint in the NHL this season.

6/16/2012

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Kings Agree To Contract With Clune

News: Richard Clune, who was going to be a restricted free agent this summer, has signed a two-year deal with the Kings.
Analysis: Richard Clune had six goals and nine assists in 56 games in the AHL last year. He'll get a look at a depth role for the Kings in training camp but figures to be around for organizational depth.

10/6/2010

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Clune Assigned To Kings' AHL Affiliate

News: Clune cleared waivers and has been reassigned to Manchester of the AHL.
Analysis: The feisty forward will likely be up with the Kings at some point this season but doesn't offer much apart from some PIMs.

10/5/2010

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Clune Placed on Waivers By Kings

News: Clune has been placed on waivers by the Kings.
Analysis: We'll have to wait and see if he lands elsewhere or starts the season in the AHL for the Kings.

4/26/2010

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Clune misses Kings last playoff game

News: Kings LW Richard Clune did not dress for Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Canucks after injuring his arm late in Game 5. Los Angeles was eliminated on Sunday, ending Los Angeles' and Clune's seasons.
Analysis: Clune played in only 14 games with the Kings during the regular season. He has played in four playoff games, but mostly as a checking-line presence. Clune will have little to no Fantasy value on Draft Day 2010.

4/24/2010

Rich Clune, LW, NSH

Rich Clune

Clune injured during fight

News: Canucks forward Rick Rypien and Kings forward Richard Clune squared off in a fight at the 16:22 mark of the third period during Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals. Clune appeared to injure his left arm after being taken down and went straight to the locker room. He had no points in 6:34 of ice time.
Analysis: Clune played in only 14 games with the Kings during the regular season. He has played in four playoff games, but mostly as a checking-line presence. Clune will have little to no Fantasy value on Draft Day 2010.