Andreas Nodl Claimed By Carolina

29 Nov

VOORHEES, N.J. — The roll call at practice on Tuesday was a little different, but Andreas Nodl was still there. However, it was his last time on the ice as a Flyer. The Carolina Hurricanes claimed the 24-year-old off waivers.

“That’s the risk you take,” said general manager Paul Holmgren. “He has another opportunity to work his way into the lineup there. He was having a tough time here, for whatever reason. He was good for us for a couple years, we wish him well.”

The forward had not seen much ice time recently, even with significant injuries to the Flyers’ forwards. Nodl played 12 games this season and has one assist.

“I spoke to Andreas and it’s going to be a new start for him, a different opportunity that maybe is a positive thing for him,” said Peter Laviolette. “Sometimes when things happen they don’t seem positive, but he’s been a good hockey player for us here and he’s a good kid.

“There’s been a lot of youth added to this organization coming up from underneath and it’s tough for roster spots, but I thank him for everything. He’s a good kid.”

Nodl was drafted by the Flyers in the second round of the 2006 draft. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound winger has 12 goals and 16 assists in 127 NHL games over four seasons with the Flyers.

As the Flyers head out to Anaheim for a two-game trip out west, they will have Brayden Schenn at their disposal, but will not make any other immediate roster moves, according to Holmgren. Jaromir Jagr might play on Friday, but the chances are not as good for James van Riemsdyk. Holmgren said he is 50/50 for Saturday in Phoenix. Without those two, the Flyers have only 12 healthy forwards.

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