Hurricanes claim Nestrasil from Detroit

Raleigh, NC ( - The Carolina Hurricanes have claimed forward Andrej Nestrasil off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings.

Nestrasil had two assists in 13 games for the Wings this season, his first in the NHL. He spent the 2013-14 season with Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids.

"Andrej is a young player with good size who we feel can contribute to our group of forwards," said Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis. "He has improved in each of his pro seasons and took a big step last year with Grand Rapids."

The 23-year-old Czech native posted 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points in 70 games for Grand Rapids last season. He was selected by the Red Wings in the third round of the 2009 NHL Draft.