Now the AHL season seems like a real thing that will happen.

Clune, 33, played 31 games over the last two seasons on the Marlies, so he’s very much a locker room guy now. But a funny thing seems to happen when he does get in a game. He scores goals. He had three last year in 16 appearances.

Entering his sixth season in the Leafs organization, he is a fixture in pre-season games (particularly against Buffalo) and a voice for those living with addictions.

Welcome back, Dicky!!