The Calgary Flames have claimed Blake Comeau off waivers from the New York Islanders.
According to TSN, the Flames have made room for Comeau on their roster by sending down Paul Byron to the Flames’ American Hockey League affiliate in Abbotsford.
Comeau was pointless in 16 games with the Islanders this season and defensively was poor as well at -11.
His offensive production has dropped significantly, as he had 24 goals and 22 assists last season and 17 goals and 18 assists the year before that.
Comeau just seemed to be completely lost on the Islanders’ offensive depth chart, as they are putting more focus within their organization of developing John Tavares, P.A. Parenteau, Matt Moulson, Frans Nielsen, Michael Grabner and Kyle Okposo. Still, the Islanders are the worst team in the Eastern Conference at 5-11-4.
From a Flames’ perspective, Comeau has experience playing for Brent Sutter. The two were united at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship in Vancouver. But it will be interesting to see how Comeau will fit in for the Flames.
I don’t think Comeau will be the offensive spark Flames fans will be looking for. The Flames have only scored 45 goals, worst in the Western Conference, and bringing in a player with no offensive production this season will have fans continue to wonder about GM Jay Feaster.