Hurricanes claim Nodl.

The Carolina Hurricanes today claimed right wing Andreas Nodl off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. Nodl had one point in 12 games with the Flyers this season, missing six games to a lower body injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: At a salary of $845K per season through the 2012-13 season, the 24-year-old Nodl is an affordable pickup for a Hurricanes team seeking offensive depth, though it remains to be seen what role he’ll fill in Carolina. This move also clears his salary from the Flyers books, providing them some additional cap space to call up replacements for injured blueliner Chris Pronger and Andreas Lilja, or perhaps via trade if a decent, affordable deal can be had.