DONE DEAL: Maple Leafs and Blues Complete a Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs and St Louis Blues have completed a trade that sees Kyle Clifford returning to the Maple Leafs.

He recently cleared waivers after being sent down by the Blues who were stuck in a numbers game and looking to make room under the salary cap. Clifford is in the last year of his deal that pays him $1 million this season.

He's a rugged winger who can bring some sandpaper to the Maple Leafs once he's called back up. Reports are he will head down to the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies. 

So far this season, the Ayr, Ontario native has recorded one point in the two games he dressed in. Clifford played 16 games for the Maple Leafs after a mid-season trade with the Los Angeles Kings back in 2019-20 that also saw the team land starting netminder Jack Campbell.

Clifford and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas go back decades so this move should not be a surprise. He'll now go down to the Marlies and work his tail off to get the call up. Great depth move by the Maple Leafs.

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