Kyle Clifford is officially back.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Clifford from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, the Leafs announced Tuesday afternoon.
In a corresponding move, the Leafs loaned Joey Anderson to the Marlies. Toronto had previously recalled Anderson from the AHL on Nov. 21 but he did not appear in any NHL games before being returned to the minor league.
The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Kyle Clifford from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Joey Anderson has been loaned to the Marlies.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) November 23, 2021
The Leafs acquired Clifford from the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 16. In return, Toronto sent “future considerations” (read: nothing) back St. Louis’ way. He’s in the final season of a two-year contract with an average annual cap hit of $1 million.
This is Clifford’s second tenure in the Maple Leafs organization. He previously joined the team at the 2020 trade deadline, coming over from the Los Angeles Kings as part of the deal that made Jack Campbell a Maple Leaf.
Clifford appeared in 16 games with the Leafs to close out the 2019–20 regular season, scoring a goal and two assists. He was held without a point in five playoff games with Toronto.
Author: Mike Gould / The Leafs Nation