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Riley Nash claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning

The veteran forward heading to Tampa Bay.

Yesterday, despite the Jets being off, there was some buzz as it was reported that Riley Nash had been placed on waivers by Winnipeg which would free up some cap space for a defenceman to be recalled with the news that Neal Pionk had been suspended for two games. Additionally we found out today that Pionk is in concussion protocol after the hit he took from Spezza which followed his hit on Sandin.

Riley Nash in warm up scaled

Photo Credit: Alexander James (Illegal Curve)

The move gives Winnipeg about a million dollars in cap space to make that recall.

Nash hasn’t had the impact he was expected to have with the Jets and has been a healthy scratch quite often this season. He has no points in 15 games played although he was brought in more for his defensive acumen and to have an impact on the penalty kill.

According to Elliotte Friedman he has been claimed by the Lightning.

Guests on Saturday's 14th anniversary edition of The IC Hockey Show:

930am: @mikemcintyrewpg
1030am: @odognine2

Get your three-piece suit pressed or put on your party dress, it's an IC anniversary celebration, Saturday, starting at 9:00am CT!🎈🎈🥳🥳

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3OT0EKcJrQ

It's always a party on Saturday, but tomorrow is an even more special one as IC is celebrating the 14th anniversary of our debut on Winnipeg airwaves (February 4, 2009)!

Join @ICDrew, @ICDave & @ICEzzyG for the celebratory hullabaloo Saturday at 900am CT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3OT0EKcJrQ

ICYMI: Kristian Vesalainen signed a one-year extension in Liiga.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-1st-rounder-kristian-vesalainen-signs-one-year-extension-with-hifk/

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