Originally posted on Predneck Nation  |  Last updated 1/15/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Richard Clune #56 of the Los Angeles Kings stretches prior to the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on September 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Richard Clune with the L.A. Kings NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 15, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club claimed forward Richard Clune on waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. Clune is in the first of a two-year, two-way contract that will pay him $525,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level in 2012-13, and $525,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level in 2013-14. Clune, 25 (4/25/87), has seven points (2g-5a) and 98 penalty minutes in 35 games with L.A.’s primary developmental affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, in 2012-13. Since turning pro in 2006-07, the 5-10, 207-pound native of Toronto has appeared in 275 career AHL games, posting 75 points (26g-49a) and 925 penalty minutes. During the 2009-10 campaign, he played his first 14 NHL regular season games (0g-2a, 26 PIM) – and four playoff contests (0g-0a, 5 PIM) – with the Kings. The Dallas Stars’ third selection (71st overall, third round)...
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