What comes around goes around and for prospect Martin Frk it looks like another go at the waiver before being assigned to an American Hockey League club for this season.
Frk, 23, was claimed of off waiver by the Carolina Hurricanes earlier this month.
Once a second-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings (2012) he joined fellow Czech Republic native and former Detroit prospect Andrej Nestrasil in Carolina.
Nestrasil even opened his place to his fellow countryman.
The #hurricanes have placed Martin Frk on waivers.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 31, 2016
The 6-foot, 194-pound right wing is not the most defensively sound forward. Frk’s game plays on his strong suit of scoring.
Last season for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins (farm team for the Red Wings) Frk scored 27 goals and 17 assists for 44 points in 67 games played.
After graduating from Junior and his time with the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL, Frk spents two seasons bouncing between the Griffins and the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye working on his game.
In Junior Frk was part of the 2013 QMJHL Champion Mooseheads who went on to become CHL Memorial Cup Champions as well. He was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team for his play in the tournament.
Frk is on the final year of his current contract and will become a restricted free agent (RFA) at the end of this season. His cap hit at the NHL level is that of $639,167 and is a great option for replacing an injured player in the line up without adding too much to the Hurricanes cap; however, each time they try to send him back to the AHL he will have to pass through waiver.