Los Angeles Kings center prospect Nick Shore, shown here with the Manchester Monarchs of
the American Hockey League.
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Photo: Steve Babineau/Manchester Monarchs
LOS ANGELES — With forwards Tanner Pearson
, Tyler Toffoli
, and Linden Vey
all up with the big club after having been recalled by the Los Angeles Kings
in recent days, filling roster spots left vacant by the likes of veteran forwards Jeff Carter
, Kyle Clifford, Matt Greene
, and Jarret Stoll
, who are all out of the lineup due to injury, there has been a powerful ripple effect throughout the lineup of the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs
of the American Hockey League
Indeed, younger, less experienced players have been thrust into roles they probably didn’t imagine themselves being in this season, let alone before the holidays, and that includes center prospect Nick Shore, who was selected by the Kings in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
The 21-year-old, 6-0, 195-pound native of Denver, Colorado began the season on the Monarchs’ third line. But now, he is their top center, at least for the time being.
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