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NHL Off-season Injury Update

By Josh Brink
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Jun 7, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford (13) battles for the puck with New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) in the first period during game two of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The last injury update is about Kyle Clifford of the Los Angeles Kings. He underwent successful surgery on June 24 after the Stanley Cup Finals to repair a minor fracture in his wrist. They did not disclose the cause of the injury but maybe it was the fight vs. Tim Jackman of the Ducks? During the season in 71 games Kyle Clifford scored 3 goals and 5 assists while accumulating 81 PIM. During the playoffs in 24 games he was able to contribute 1 goal and 6 assists so he was definitely a contributor to the Stanley Cup. His recovery time to heal from the survey is estimated at 6-8 weeks so he should have plenty of time for recovery before the beginning of the 2014-15 NHL season.

If there are any other injuries I will be sure to update you with some more. Until then let me know what you think of the ones I discussed or maybe any others.

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