Devils claim C Ryan Carter off waivers

The Devils claimed center Ryan Carter off waivers from Florida, the team announced on Wednesday.

Carter will join New Jersey in Phoenix. The Devils play the Coyotes on Thursday night.

The 28-year-old Carter, in his fifth NHL season, has 14 goals and 21 assists in 189 games with Anaheim, Carolina and Florida.

He gives the Devils some more depth at center.