Hurricanes place forward Jordan Martinook on NHL waivers
Jordan Martinook took part in Friday morning practice with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Would this be his last?
The forward, who served as alternate captain for the Canes, was waived by the team later Friday. NHL teams have 24 hours to claim veteran waivers.
Martinook, 30, has two years left on his contract which has a cap of $1.8 million a year. He spent much of preseason training camp working on the fourth line with center Jack Drury and wing Ondrej Kase.
Martinook, though always an energetic player, was sidelined by several injuries during his four seasons with the Hurricanes. Playing 82 games in 2018-19, he scored a career-high 15 goals as the Canes reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Martinook played 59 games last season, with six goals and nine assists.
The Hurricanes signed Martinook to a three-year, $5.4 million contract in July 2021.
The Canes had 23 players remaining on their roster after making personnel moves on Wednesday.
This story was originally published October 7, 2022 3:07 p.m.