Comrie was reassigned to the minors Thursday. Comrie struggled last year with AHL Manitoba, as he registered a 19-26-2 record with a .906 save percentage in addition to getting shelled for four goals in his debut for the Jets. The 22-year-old has the size and athleticism to be an NHL netminder, but he could use some time to mature and develop his game -- something he will be able to do with the Moose this season.
Comrie will back up starter Connor Hellebuyck against the Wild on Monday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Although coach Paul Maurice didn't make any official announcements, don't be surprised if Comrie gets a period of action in Monday's preseason matchup. With both Steve Mason and Michael Hutchinson ahead of him on the depth chart, it would take an otherworldly camp from Comrie to end up anywhere but AHL Manitoba.
Comrie did not suit up for Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. With experienced veterans Calvin Pickard and Chad Johnson ahead of Comrie on the depth chart, the youngster was always a long shot to see any ice time. Jets fans, however, should be encouraged that their minor-league netminder was at least given a place on the squad. With the AHL Manitoba Moose, the 21-year-old posted a 19-26-6 record, including three shutouts and a 2.96 GAA. The Jets still have Michael Hutchinson under contract next season to serve as the primary backup to restricted free agent Connor Hellebuyck, but it may not be long before Comrie challenges for a spot on the Winnipeg bench.
Comrie was sent back to the minors Friday. Comrie registered the win in his NHL debut, as he made 35 of a possible 39 saves for an .897 save percentage. The 21-year-old should get a confidence boost from the outing as he rejoins the Moose for the final four games of the season. With plenty of questions in goal for the Jets heading into the offseason, the netminder could find himself competing for a spot on the 23-man roster during training camp next fall.
Comrie defeated the Blue Jackets by a 5-4 tally in his NHL debut Thursday, stopping 35 of 39 shots. It's not easy to come into Columbus and face 39 pucks from one of the league's better offenses, but the Jets have been hot and Comrie was the beneficiary. However, the Jets will probably turn the net back over to Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson in their remaining games. Comrie has posted just a .906 save percentage in the AHL this year -- a near twin of last year's .907 -- but he's also just 21 years old with second-round pedigree. There's some appeal here in deep dynasty formats.
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