One quick note:
Early in the All-Star break, the Kings assigned center Nick Shore and goalie J.F. Berube to AHL-Manchester. Berube actually participated in the AHL All-Star skills competition in Utica, New York, though Shore did not.
I received word from hockey operations this morning that Shore is likely to be recalled to the Kings, and that recall date will “most likely” be tomorrow.
Because Martin Jones’ back spasms shouldn’t keep him out for any extended period of time, Berube’s services aren’t likely to be needed in the foreseeable future. But with the news earlier today that Mike Richards was placed on waivers, there does appear to be an opportunity for Shore, who recorded his first NHL point by assisting on Jeff Carter’s third period power play goal in San Jose last Wednesday.
In three games, Shore has one assist, a minus-one rating and two penalty minutes.