Transaction Alert: Shaw claimed off waivers

A good fit for his new club?

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According to a report from The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, former Anaheim Ducks center Logan Shaw has been claimed off of waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.

Shaw was placed on waivers yesterday after the Ducks put a claim in on former Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown. With Brown in the fold, the team simply didn’t have room for Shaw in their lineup.

No word on exactly when and where Shaw will fit in on the Habs’ roster, but it’s clear that GM Marc Bergevin isn’t done tinkering with his roster just yet.

More to come on this story as it develops.

In other news, the San Jose Sharks have officially placed veteran defenseman Paul Martin on waivers, as well.

The 36-year-old Martin has played sparingly this season due to injury, getting into just three games all season. The veteran blue liner recently played 4 games in the AHL with the team’s affiliate the San Jose Barracuda, picking up an assist during the stint. Martin is a veteran of 859 NHL games split between the Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils. Never much of an offensive contributor, Martin prefers to play a patient defensive game and has worked well alongside partner Brent Burns the past two seasons. 

Mercury News reporter and Sharks insider Curtis Pashelka reports that some teams are indeed interested and have inquired about acquiring Martin.

“There has been interest from some pretty good teams, some top teams,” Martin’s agent, Ben Hankinson, told Pashelka. “It’s early in the process, but definitely at least a handful of teams have interest and we’re trying to see if there’s a fit.”