February 20, 2019 | 1:56pm ET
KINGS FORWARD CLIFFORD GENERATING INTEREST
Kyle Clifford, left wing
The Los Angeles Kings have been engaged in plenty of back-and-forth discussions with teams for some of their players, and TFP has learned one winger has generated plenty of interest from multiple teams.
According to league sources, Kings left wing Kyle Clifford has caught the attention of multiple teams and could be moved by Monday’s 3pm ET trade deadline.
Clifford, 28, has one-year left on his contract after this season and comes with a $1.6 million salary cap hit.
The Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets are among the teams believed to have expressed some form of interest in Clifford.
Kings trade chatter...— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) February 20, 2019
Kyle Clifford solid season has drawn attention by multiple teams. Likely career highs in goals/points, good advanced stats. Team leader without wearing a letter. 1 season left after this/1.6M cap hit
Don’t believe LAK inclined to move but teams inquiring
In 49 games with the Kings so far this season, Clifford has registered seven goals and six assists for 13 points.
In addition to Clifford, Kings forwards Carl Hagelin, Trevor Lewis, Ilya Kovalchuk and Jeff Carter, defencemen Alec Martinez and Derek Forbort, and goalie Jonathan Quick are among the names circulating around the trade market.
Kovalchuk owns a no-movement clause, and while TFP was the first to report he’s willing to accept a move to the right environment, the team has not yet approached him about waiving it.
The Capitals have scouted the Kings often these past few weeks and have also been linked to Hagelin and Lewis.