Detroit brings back Frk, just 24 days after waiving him


What’s old is new again for the Red Wings.

Martin Frk, who Detroit exposed to waivers — and lost on waivers — earlier this month, has been reclaimed, the club announced on Tuesday.

Frk, 23, was taken 49th overall by Detroit at the 2012 draft and emerged as a quality goalscorer at the minor league level. He had 23 goals in 29 games for ECHL Toldedo two years ago, and 27 in 67 games for the Griffins last season — a big reason why Carolina claimed him off waivers.

After snagging Frk, ‘Canes GM Ron Francis praised the youngster’s offensive production in the AHL, saying Frk “has been a goal scorer at every level.”

Of course, that never materialized in Carolina.

The ‘Canes gave Frk his NHL debut earlier this month and dressed him for a subsequent game as well. Even though the two-game sample size was small, it was apparently more than enough to decide he wasn’t ready.

On Monday, the ‘Canes put Frk back on waivers.

Don’t expect to see Frk in Detroit anytime soon. Though the club did re-acquire him, it also immediately dispatched him to AHL Grand Rapids.