Detroit Red Wings claim Martin Frk off waivers; Assigned to Grand Rapids

Posted at 2:25 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 14:25:18-04

Right winger Martin Frk is back in the Detroit Red Wings organization after the team claimed him off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. He was assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The claim comes just three weeks after Detroit put Frk on waivers. The Hurricanes were the first time to claim him.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Red Wings were the only team to put in a waiver claim, which means he was able to be sent to Grand Rapids without another transaction.

Frk, 23, was drafted in the second round in 2012 by the Red Wings. He spent three seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before playing with the Griffins and Toledo Walleye.

Last season, Frk had 27 goals and 17 assists in 67 games with the Griffins.

"It's good to keep good players in the organization, so it's good to get him back," Head Coach Jeff Blashill told the Free Press. "He's a guy who works extremely hard."

Blashill also told the Free Press that Frk has become a better layer and gotten under control more, but needs to be a top-six guy at the end of the day.