Report: Deal “in place” with Clifford
The latest piece to Dean Lombardi’s summer-long science project appears to be done. A source close to the situation has confirmed to MayorsManor that the Kings and forward Kyle Clifford have agreed upon a new contract.
With the return of the 22-year old left wing, the Kings would have a trio of toughness, as he will be part of a roster that already includes Jordan Nolan and the recently acquired Dan Carcillo.
Clifford’s new contract is for two-years, similar to most of the other deals Lombardi has drawn up with his Restricted Free Agents this summer.
The Kings would have 25 players under contract and would be above the 64.3 million dollar salary cap for the coming year with Clifford’s signing. Teams do not have to be cap compliant until opening day.
More to come should this agreement be made official later today. I’ll be hopping a flight to the Bay Area shortly, so bear with any brief delays in posting additional information.