Carolina claims Samsonov
The Carolina Hurricanes have claimed forward Sergei Samsonov off re-entry waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Samsonov has appeared in 23 of Chicago's games without scoring a goal. He has four assists, and a minus-seven plus-minus rating.
Samsonov's been a no-show in the NHL ever since his turn with the Oilers after the trade deadline in 2006, and this will be the fifth NHL club he's played for in two years.
Carolina's not tight against the cap and has run into some real injury problems up front with Justin Williams and Matt Cullen both ailing, but this is quite a reach. The plus is that he's been claimed on re-entry waivers, meaning the Blackhawks are stuck paying half of his remaining salary.