Report: Leafs' Forward Won't Be Back Next Year.

Published August 17, 2020 at 4:09 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will make some changes this offseason after another disappointing end to their season. We already saw a small house cleaning with the Leafs' assistant coaches as head coach Sheldon Keefe will have the opportunity to bring in his own guys now. As for the actual roster, something's got to give and James Mirtle of The Athletic believes gritty forward Kyle Clifford's time in Toronto is done. Clifford came over in the Jack Campbell trade and according to Mirtle, there doesn't seem to be any reason to keep him around. "I understand the argument that the Leafs want to bring in some different styles of players and Clifford matches that. But it's hard to see a fit on the roster given he played just nine minutes a game and had three points in 21 games as a Leaf. Plus he's coming off a cap hit of $1.6 million on a four-year deal. And we all know the Leafs fourth line is going to be making … not much … for the foreseeable future."Clifford has 132 points in 676 career NHL games along with 842 penalty minutes.

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