Jets Claim Nick Shore. We’re not entirely sure why

I hope Nick Shore isn’t a fan of airports, because it’s going to be a long time before he sees one again.

WIN claims Shore
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 4, 2019
The Winnipeg Jets (named after the gang from West Side Story, not a plane because no one in Winnipeg has seen one) have claimed Nick Shore off of waivers today at noon.
The decision is likely based on the injuries to Bryan Little and Mark Letestu, and the fact that the Jets really like making waivers claims this year.
Nick Shore is from Winnipeg, which might make you think he’s excited about heading there, but as someone who has moved out of Winnipeg, I can assure you that Nick Shore is not happy about having to return. It may or may not beat playing in the KHL again, but it’s what he signed up for by returning to the NHL, so off he goes…
The numbers on Nick Shore this year aren’t impressive…
NICK SHORE
GP
21
TOI
174
CF%
44.79
XGF%
34.31
HDCF%
27.59
G
2
A
1
P
3
…and it seems the only real reason to be upset about this claim is the minor hit the Leafs will be taking to …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Shore-ly you can’t be serious, Nick has been waived

On NHL waivers today: Nick Shore (TOR).
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 3, 2019
Yep, that’s a thing that happened, and it’s a thing that really isn’t all that surprising considering that Mitch Marner could return as early as tomorrow.
Yesterday I speculated that Shore seemed like the obvious choice to be the odd man out:
Nick Shore seems like the odd man out. He’s at the unfortunate disadvantage of being the one guy on this list who hadn’t previously played for Sheldon Keefe, and picking up a goal in the one game he has played for Keefe doesn’t change the fact that he was given one game and only saw 5:25 minutes of ice time in it. Shore is also a bit older and it’s harder to envision him in the future of the Leafs, so cutting him makes sense, even if it does thin out the center depth. As for if Shore would get claimed, well, it depends on how many centers around the league are injured at the moment.
And while the recall of Martin Marincin confuses the next steps a bit more, Shore’s departure isn’t a huge surprise.
Nick Shore
GP
21


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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation