General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets have continued to turn back to the Waiver wire for some secondary offensive and defensive help this season.
On Wednesday, the NHL announced that the Jets had claimed forward Nick Shore off of Waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Shore, 27, has primarily played his NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings, skating in 257 career NHL games while registering 17 goals, 56 points and 90 penalty minutes (221 games with Los Angeles).
Shore has collected two goals, three points and 12 penalty minutes with Toronto in 21 games in 2019-20, after spending the past season overseas with Magnitigorsk Metallurg in the KHL. In Russia, Shore saw action 37 times, picking up three goals, 16 points and 22 penalty minutes in the regular season. He was nearly a point-per-game player in the postseason, scoring five points in six KHL playoff games.
Winnipeg has now been involved in each of the four Waiver wire transactions of the season. After losing goaltender Eric Comrie to the Arizona Coyotes in a late-September roster move, the Jets have since claimed defencemen Carl Dahlstrom (Chicago Blackhawks) and Luca Sbisa (Anaheim Ducks) before taking Shore from Toronto.