Waiver notes: Hurricanes claim Frk from Red Wings

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Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings fans might look at today’s waiver moves as more than just a footnote if Martin Frk ends up being a useful contributor.

Carolina claimed Frk, the 49th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, after Detroit waived him. If his 27 goals in 67 AHL games weren’t a sign of his potential, consider this: TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that three teams were hoping to grab the Czech forward.

GM Ron Francis notes that Frk has been “a goal scorer at every level.”

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It was a busy day overall as far as the waiver wire goes, which isn’t a surprise since rosters need to be solidified by Tuesday.

Some other interesting names listed among the waivers: Jordan Weal of the Philadelphia Flyers, multiple Toronto Maple Leafs including Brooks Laich and Zac Dalpe of the Minnesota Wild.

Also of note: the Calgary Flames released Lauri Korpikoski (“The Korpedo”) from his PTO.