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Calgary claims Comeau

Nov 25, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

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Blake Comeau can pack his bags for Calgary as the Flames have claimed him on waivers. The former Islanders forward is coming off a season that saw him score 24 goals but he struggled mightily this season on Long Island.

In need of an apparent change of scenery, the Isles tried to move him before this unable to find a trading partner. Putting him on waivers gave Comeau the chance to land somewhere else and that somewhere else is Calgary. There Comeau will rejoin his former World Juniors coach Brett Sutter. If someone can help Comeau find his game, Sutter is as good a choice as any and that’s something Flames GM Jay Feaster was likely banking on.

The other upside for Calgary is that they were able to get a 25 year-old forward who could find his game once again and help spark a Flames team in desperate need of something to help them out. If Comeau can find that 20-goal scoring nose for the net again, it’s a great pickup.

If Comeau continues to not help produce at all (he has zero points this year) then it’ll just be more of the same lack of production in Calgary.

  1. bcisleman - Nov 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Was hoping the NYI could have retained Blake as an asset. Don’t know if he would have been better off in Bridgeport but hopefully he gets it turned around in Calgary. Would have been nice if the NYI could have moved him this past summer amid the glow of his 24 goal effort for a more experienced forward.

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