Mason Shaw is on his way back the twin cities. The Minnesota Wild announced earlier that the team had recalled forward Mason Shaw from the Iowa Wild.
The recall actually has nothing to do with Jared Spurgeon landing on injured reserve. This is due to the fact that Michael Russo is reporting that forward Jordan Greenway didn’t make the trip to Dallas with a lower body injury. Although recalled earlier today, Shaw won’t play tonight but will be on hand for the time being until Greenway is healthy enough to play, which means he will most likely serve as a healthy scratch.
This marks the second time that Mason Shaw has been called up to the Wild. Back in the earlier part of December he was recalled and played his first two NHL games but didn’t put up any points in either game and was a minus one in each.
Prior to Shaw’s time in the NHL, he’s played the previous 4 seasons in the American Hockey League having a career high of 8 goals and 25 assists in the 2018-2019 season. Currently this season he has 7 goals and 10 assists through 20 games and is a minus 2.
The 5’10” 184 IB native of Lloydminster, Alberta was chosen in the 4th round, 97th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild after having 3 seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL where Shaw had a career high 94 points in 71 games during the 2016-2017 season.
It is finally nice to see a player like Shaw who has worked so hard in his career and battled through two torn ACL’s for this moment to be rewarded with his second NHL call up.
Even though he was recalled, there is a chance that Shaw may not see any game time this time around as it’ll be dependent on Jordan Greenway’s health if he will play.
All stats/info was found at NHL.com