Drew Shore said he wasn't sure his demotion to the minor leagues would be short-lived until Monday.

Of course, Shore didn't consider a trip to the American Hockey League All-Star Game anything less than an honor. Either way, Shore's trip back to the AHL did not last long.

"I think I've gotten better each game," Shore said from inside the visitors' locker room at the Tampa Bay Times Forum after catching a 7 a.m. flight from Rhode Island to Tampa.

"I started off, and I thought I was solid. By the third game, I really thought I was creating some offense. It would have been nice to have one or two go in."