Richard Clune Waived by Nashville for Buyout

The Nashville Predators have waived enforcer Richard Clune with the intention of buying him out, according to Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports.  Clune, 28, 5 foot 10, 207 pounds, spent most of last season with Nashville’s American Hockey League affiliate Milwaukee Admirals and only played 1 game at the NHL level.

At the conclusion of the 2012-13 season the Predators signed Clune to a 2 year $1.7M extension worth $850k in both 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Rich Clune
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Clune, a Toronto native, was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 3rd round (71st overall) in 2005.  After failing to make Dallas the former Sarnia Sting left wing caught on with the Los Angeles Kings origination.  He debuted for the Kings in 2009-10.

Clune moved to Nashville in 2012-13 and played 105 games in his first 2 seasons with the Predators. During that time Clune accumulated 16 points and 279 pims.

Keep up with all the Draft Weekend transactions at the The Hockey Writers Deal Tracker.

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