The Flames announced during the depressing news that Mark Giordano's season was done that Drew Shore was called up to the big club.
Shore was acquired on January 9th in exchange for former Panther but now Panther again Corban Knight. Prior to the deal, Shore was having a great season with Florida's AHL affiliate in San Antonio scoring nine goals and 21 assists in 35 GP. The success he was having earned him an AHL All-Star spot for the AHL ASG in Utica.
Since the trade, he has put up three goals and four assists in 12 GP with the Adirondack Flames (AHL) and helped bolster the offense of a team that was having some scoring difficulties earlier this season.
He's only played one game for the Flames back on January 15th against the Arizona Coyotes in a 4-1 win. In his Flames debut he had two shots on net, 12:26 of ice time, and went 50% in faceoffs. On the advanced stats side of things, in the victory Shore was 58.33% CF and 61.11% FF at even strength. He was also benefitting from 60% of his starts in the offensive zone. During that game he primarily played with Joe Colborne and Lance Bouma.
Given the depth at centre for the Flames, look to see him utilized (if he plays) on the wing giving the Flames some much needed help with Glencross' departure to Washington. Shore is also requiring waivers to be sent down should he play a game at the NHL level.
On the flip side, Emilie Poirier along with Markus Granlund and Michael Ferland were reassigned to the Adirondack Flames today. With the baby Flames going 4-5-1 in their last ten they've fallen out of the playoff picture and into 10th behind Chicago and Texas for the eighth seed.
Emile Poirier made his debut against the Rangers in a 1-0 loss. In the three games he's played in, Poirier has had zero shots, 8:40 average TOI, and an average of about 15 shifts per game.
Granlund being sent back down means more offensive for the young Finn at the AHL level. In 37GP this season with Calgary, he had five goals and eight assists. During his tenure this season in Adirondack he has had six goals and six assists in 14GP for the AHL affiliate.
Michael Ferland, the young forward from Swan River, Manitoba has had a modest and average AHL season putting up seven goals and eight assists in 32GP. In 13GP this season with Calgary he has one assist.
The three players were also sent down so as to ensure they'll be eligible to play in the AHL playoffs should Adirondack make it.