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.
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.
#Preds Clune placed on unconditional waivers purpose to buy out.
— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) June 27, 2015
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.
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I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree is Sociology from Bridgewater State College. I have covered amateur hockey prospects with Texas roots for the scoutingreport.org, and I am a Dallas Stars writer for The Hockey Writers. I can be reached via Twitter @EdTexmass09.