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'Canes grab Andreas Nodl off waivers from Flyers

Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:56 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2011 12:56 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

The Carolina Hurricanes added a new coach on Monday, then a new forward on Tuesday. That's when Carolina claimed Andreas Nodl off of waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Nodl, who has played in 12 games with the Flyers this season, has just one assist on the season in a little more than 10 minutes of ice time per game.

“This is a young player that skates really well,” Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said. “He has a skill level that gives us a little more depth among our top 12 forwards.”

The Native of Austria has bounced back and forth between the NHL and AHL levels since being drafted in the second round of the 2007-08 draft by Philadelphia and hasn't really found regular ice time. Well, he couldn't bounce one more time as Carolina decided to take a shot on him.

It's a great opportunity for Nodl to get some extended time and have a chance to prove himself in the NHL. Last season he played 67 games with the Flyers and had career-high numbers of 11 goals and 11 assists. Given significant ice time, can Nodl show the form that made him an All-American at St. Cloud State College?

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Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 11:23 am
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Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:33 pm
 

'Canes grab Andreas Nodl off waivers from Flyers

Sucks to see him go being a Flyers fan. But honestly with the emergence of Matt Read, the additions of Voracek, Simmonds, Jagr, and Schenn there really is no room for him on the roster.

That and they need to clear some space to make room for Schenn off of the IR. Between this and Pronger going back on the shelf, they may have enough cap room until Prongs himself is back from his surgery performed this week. Then somebody else is going to have to go, too.

I liked Nodl, but he occasionally had lapses of effort and mental mistakes. Read and Zolnierczyk play their butt off every game and fly around in top gear. Love the speed they bring to the table.

Good luck, Nodl! He should get some decent ice time down in Raleigh. They'll give him more of a chance to prove himself.



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:57 pm
 

'Canes grab Andreas Nodl off waivers from Flyers

Sucks to see him go being a Flyers fan. But honestly with the emergence of Matt Read, the additions of Voracek, Simmonds, Jagr, and Schenn there really is no room for him on the roster.

We also have players like Rinaldo and Zolnerchuck (spelling is way off) that have come up and have shown more.

Nodl had the oppurtunity but never seized it. I wish him luck in Carolina. 



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:47 pm
 

'Canes grab Andreas Nodl off waivers from Flyers

I wonder how many other teams put in a claim on him, plenty of teams could benefit from a sound defensive player at a cheap price.  


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