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Mason Appleton sent to Manitoba Moose

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The 23-year-old has been taken off the injured reserve

Arizona Coyotes v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

The Winnipeg Jets announced this morning that they have sent Mason Appleton down to the Manitoba Moose, after activating the forward off of the injured reserve.

Appleton appeared in nine games for the Jets this season, with no points, before breaking his foot while playing football prior to the Heritage Classic on October 25th. He has 10 points in 45 career NHL games.

Appleton has 98 points in 116 career AHL games, including 32 in 40 games last season.

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Appleton is in the final year of his entry-level contract, and is waivers exempt.

One has to imagine this move is only temporary, although sending a player like Logan Shaw down puts him at risk of the waiver wire.

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