Comeau (personal) was back with the team Thursday following the birth of his child, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Comeau missed Monday's matchup with Edmonton, but should be back in action versus the Sharks on Friday. With Martin Hanzal (back) nearing a return, the veteran Comeau appears poised for a third-line role. The winger has a mere four points in 27 games this season and could be in danger of missing the 20-point mark for the first time since 2013-14.
Comeau will miss Monday's game against the Oilers, as his wife is in labor. For all the reasons for a player to be out of the lineup, this is one of the most positive. Brett Ritchie will step in to replace him for this game. The Stars don't play again until Friday, and it's a home game, so there's a good chance Comeau will be back for that one.
Comeau has managed just two points so far in 2018-19 while posting a team-worst minus-7 rating through 11 games. Comeau, 32, spent the last three seasons in Colorado before he elected to sign a three-year deal with the Stars this past offseason. Known more as an effective penalty killer, the veteran forward shouldn't be counted on to produce noticeable fantasy results.
Comeau signed a three-year, $7.2 million annual contract with the Stars on Sunday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Comeau is a journeyman who is on to his sixth club since the Islanders took him in the second round (47th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Now 32 years old, the Saskatchewan native has compiled 285 points (121 goals, 164 assists) over 720 career contests. He should help the Stars boost a penalty kill that ranked 14th in the league last season.
Comeau contributed 13 goals and 21 helpers in 79 regular-season games during the regular season. After notching just 20 points in 2016-17, Comeau rebounded to his normal 30-plus point performance and continued to be a physical force with 145 hits and 50 PIM. The 32-year-old winger played in all six playoff games as well, and he scored two goals and dished out 21 hits. Comeau's contract expires this summer, so if Colorado doesn't retain him, he may search for the sixth different team of his NHL career.
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