The Boston Bruins will be getting some reinforcements soon and that leaves them with a big decision involving Connor Clifton.
Now, this isn’t Clifton’s fault. The fact that the Bruins have to make a decision on the young defenseman is for a good reason. Boston is getting some players back.
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John Moore is headed to Providence to start his conditioning loan with the AHL team. Then there is also Kevan Miller who is practicing with the team. Both of these players should be making their return to the lineup sooner rather than later (Moore sooner than Miller).
This leaves the Bruins with the difficult decision of possibly sending Clifton down to the minors and that could mean another team could pick him up.
Clifton played in his 60th game against the Montreal Canadiens and that means he is waiver eligible.
If I was an opposing team and I saw Clifton was on waivers I would snatch him up. He is definitely a quality 3rd line defensemen.
The Bruins also have Steven Kampfer sitting on the 9th floor. Could they try and see if he could pass through waivers? He seems less likely to get picked up.
If the Bruins do lose Connor Clifton it would leave a bitter taste in fan’s mouths. He became instantly beloved when he dropped the gloves in his first game with the team.
Clifton’s stats look like a typical 3rd pairing defensemen. He only has 2 goals and an assist so far in his career but his personal rating is at +10.
Eventually, the Boston Bruins will have to make a decision and it won’t be easy.