Friday: Shaw has cleared waivers and was assigned to the minor leagues.
Thursday: The Winnipeg Jets have activated defenseman Dmitry Kulikov from injured reserve today, but to make room had to clear a roster spot. They’ve done so by placing Logan Shaw on waivers, with the purpose of sending him to the minor leagues.
Shaw, 27, has played 25 games for the Jets this season, recording two goals and three points. He averages just over seven minutes a game and hasn’t played since 2019, so this comes as little surprise. That small role and relatively ineffective play will also likely save him from claim, even if he does cost just the minimum $700K at the NHL level.
The Jets have worked with a revolving door of defenders this year, but still sit with a 24-16-4 record after last night’s win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kulikov actually returns as the team’s most expensive defenseman, with a $4.33MM cap hit this season. That doesn’t mean he’s the most important, but after averaging nearly 20 minutes a night through his first 25 games, he will give them an added boost for the stretch run. Kulikov hasn’t played since the end of November, but had four points in those 25 early contests.