By: Adam Gretz
After being a healthy scratch in the Islanders 5-0 loss in Pittsburgh on Monday night, the team placed struggling forward Blake Comeau on waivers on Wednesday afternoon. On Friday, 25-year-old forward was claimed by the Calgary Flames.
Comeau could probably use a change of scenery -- and perhaps a change in luck -- as he's recorded zero points through his first 16 games of the season. He scored 24 goals to go with 22 assists in 77 games last season last season after recording 35 points in 61 games during the 2009-10 season.
He's currently on a one-year contract that pays him $2.5 million. He will be eligible for restricted free agency following this season.
Not only has Comeau not recorded a single point this season, while currently owning a minus-11 rating, he hasn't been on the ice for a single Islanders goal (scored by any player) during 5-on-5 play. He's been credited with 20 shots on goal.
When you consider that the Flames didn't have to give up anything in terms of players or draft picks to buy low on a struggling player that's demonstrated an ability to score some goals at the NHL level, it's low-risk move that has the potential for a positive reward.