It’s a tough break for the former University of Maine captain in his rookie season. He got a cup of coffee with Dallas, playing three games in November, and tearing up the AHL with 15 goals and 26 points in 25 games.
Shore was injured in a December 11 game against the Charlotte Checkers when he took a low hit from Hurricanes prospect Ryan Murphy, who was later suspended three games for the hit.
“It was a bad,” said Stars’ director of hockey operations and Texas Stars GM Scott White. “[Murphy] got three games and Devin got 48 games. It’s disappointing, but that is hockey sometimes.”
“Our experience is to get it fixed now. Short-term it hurts him, and it hurts the team down there, but at the end of the day, it will prepare him more for next year.”
Shore shows immense potential, which could put another forward with very high upside in the pipeline for them. It’ll be a lost season, but he’s already shown an ability to succeed at the AHL level. He should come into camp next year with a real shot of stealing a job.
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Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.