|Assets:||Can be a streaky goal-scorer who can help carry his club for a while, thanks mainly to a very good shot and offensive know-how. Can also play either wing position. Owns good size.|
|Flaws:||Must find a level of consistency in all facets of the game in order to continue to earn an NHL paycheck. Can disappear for stretches. Doesn't shoot enough and/or play as physical as he should.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent scoring winger.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|3/16/2014||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|3/12/2014||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|3/08/2014||Missed 10 games (sprained left knee).|
|1/30/2014||Sprained left knee, day-to-day.|
|1/27/2014||Missed 8 games (sprained left knee).|
|1/10/2014||Sprained left knee, injured reserve.|
|7/02/2013||Re-signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.|
|4/03/2013||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|6/27/2012||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Calgary Flames did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|3/13/2012||Missed 4 games (shoulder injury).|
|3/04/2012||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/25/2011||Claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders.|
|11/24/2011||Placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.|
|8/03/2011||Re-signed by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||New York Islanders tendered a qualifying offer.|
|2/13/2011||Missed 4 games (concussion).|
|2/10/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 3 regular season games (broken foot).|
|4/08/2010||Broken foot, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/11/2010||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|3/09/2010||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|11/13/2009||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|10/08/2009||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|8/03/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Islanders to a two-year contract.|
|4/21/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 3 games of the regular season (broken wrist).|
|4/09/2009||Broken wrist, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/05/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/04/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|1/29/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|1/22/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/06/2008||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/14/2008||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|2/18/2008||Head injury, left Monday's game (didn't missed any games).|
|12/17/2007||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/03/2007||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/16/2006||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/14/2006||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/09/2006||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/07/2006||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|9/27/2006||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/22/2006||Signed by the New York Islanders to a three-year contract.|
|9/25/2005||Returned to his junior team (Kelowna-WHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|4/03/2013||Calgary Flames traded Blake Comeau to the Columbus Blues Jackets for a 5th round selection in 2013.|
|11/25/2011||Claimed by the Calgary Flames off waivers from the New York Islanders.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round (47th overall) in 2004.|
Blake Comeau signs with Pittsburgh | 07/01/2014 1:12 PM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Blake Comeau to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactOne of the Penguins main objectives going into the free agent period was to solidify their bottom two lines and Comeau certainly helps in that regard. The gritty forward had five goals and 16 points in 61 games in 2013-14.
Blake Comeau likely to leave via free agency | 06/13/2014 9:57 AM
NewsThere haven't been any contract talks between the Blue Jackets and Blake Comeau.
ImpactHe can become an unrestricted free agent in July and it looks like he will be permitted to test the open market. Comeau appears to caught in a numbers game, where there simply aren't enough roster spots to go around. Columbus wants to give some of their prospects a shot at making the team and there are some players who are expected to be signed instead of him. Comeau posted 16 points and 197 hits in 61 games last season.
Blue Jackets physical against Penguins Monday | 04/22/2014 9:40 AM
NewsColumbus outhit Pittsburgh 65-32 in Game 3 on Monday.
ImpactBlake Comeau led the attack for the Blue Jackets with eight hits in the contest. It didn't end up turning the tide in this match as Pittsburgh still won 4-3, but Penguins coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged the disparity. "I don't want to say it's not a concern," Bylsma said. "They're a physical group and they come after you. But tonight I feel like we had the puck an awful lot in the offensive zone. If that's them coming after us and hitting us there, so be it."
Blake Comeau finds back of the net Tuesday | 04/02/2014 8:50 AM
NewsBlake Comeau scored a goal in Columbus' 3-2 loss to Colorado.
ImpactIt was Comeau's first goal since Dec. 19, 2013. Oddly enough, the Blue Jackets have lost all four games that he has scored in this season.
Blake Comeau piles on gritty stats Sunday | 03/23/2014 4:18 PM
NewsWith no one among the Columbus Blue Jackets collecting a point, Blake Comeau's Sunday stood out in a 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders.
ImpactComeau collected five PIM, three SOG and five hits in today's defeat. The Blue Jackets have a nice collection of deeper stats-fillers, but that was today's notable performance. Normally Comeau isn't really worth adding, though.
| 03/19/2014 2:23 AM
NewsBlake Comeau was reinstated from his suspension on Tuesday March 18.
NHL suspends Blake Comeau for two games | 03/12/2014 3:02 PM
NewsBlake Comeau has been handed a two-game suspension by the NHL for boarding Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith on Tuesday.
ImpactComeau was given a double minor as a result of the incident. His two-game suspension might have been longer under other circumstances, but it helped that he had no prior suspension history and Smith wasn't injured as a result of the play. Comeau can return on March 18.
Blake Comeau, Corey Tropp may play tonight | 03/08/2014 9:38 AM
NewsBlake Comeau and Corey Tropp have been healthy scratches for the Columbus Blue Jackets since the Olympic break ended but or both might be in uniform against Nashville tonight.
Impact"We've got to get some energy in there," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "With Tropp and Comeau, how they've played this season, you know they're going to skate and play hard. And we have some guys who aren't skating as hard as we need them to play." The Blue Jackets have 14 healthy forwards on the roster, and right wing Jared Boll is on the trip, saying he's close to being able to return after ankle surgery.
Blake Comeau is healthy, still might not play | 02/26/2014 9:29 AM
NewsBlake Comeau (knee) is ready to return to the Blue Jackets' lineup.
ImpactThat doesn't necessarily mean he'll play though. Comeau might end up being listed as a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Blake Comeau doubtful Monday | 02/03/2014 6:54 AM
NewsBlake Comeau is doubtful for Monday's game with a knee injury.
ImpactComeau missed nine games with the knee injury, played on Tuesday and re-injured his knee. Consider him day-to-day but it's more likely than not that he will not return until after the Olympic break. He has no fantasy value.
Blake Comeau won't play Thursday | 01/30/2014 2:53 PM
NewsBlake Comeau skated Thursday morning, but he won't play against Washington.
ImpactHe "tweaked" his left knee before temporarily going to the dressing room during the second period of Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Ottawa. That game was Comeau's first appearance back after missing nine matches with a sprained left knee. Corey Tropp will play in his place.
Blake Comeau's (knee) return doesn't go well | 01/29/2014 9:33 AM
NewsBlake Comeau returned from a knee injury on Tuesday didn't go as planned.
ImpactComeau seemed to be favoring his right leg as he limped off the ice and went to the dressing room during the second period. He did manage to return, but only ended up skating in one shift in the third period. In total, he logged just 5:25 minutes of ice time. He was given further treatment after the game and didn't speak to the media, so even though he did return briefly, we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as being back on the sidelines for now.
Blue Jackets activate Blake Comeau | 01/27/2014 6:24 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have activated Blake Comeau (knee) from the injured reserve list.
ImpactComeau went with the Blue Jackets to Carolina where they meet the Hurricanes on Monday. He returned to the active roster after only three weeks when the preliminary reports had him out for four-six weeks. Comeau has only three goals and 11 points this season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Blake Comeau skating, not close to returning | 01/21/2014 3:18 PM
NewsBlake Comeau (knee) has been skating lately.
ImpactThe next step is for Comeau to participate in a practice, but he isn't expected to do that for another week or so. He hasn't played since Jan. 6.
Blake Comeau has been put on IR list | 01/10/2014 12:46 PM
NewsBlake Comeau (knee) has been moved to the injured reserve list.
ImpactComeau is expected to be out for the next four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL, so this move makes sense. With the Olympics fast approaching, Comeau will probably end up making his return after the break.
Blake Comeau has an MCL sprain | 01/10/2014 9:30 AM
NewsBlake Comeau has sustained an MCL sprain.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactComeau will miss the next four-to-six weeks due to the left knee injury. In other words, he should be expected to return until after the Olympic break.
Blake Comeau has three points in four games | 12/20/2013 9:55 AM
NewsBlake Comeau scored a goal in Columbus' 5-4 loss Thursday.
ImpactComeau has three points in his last four games. His recent offensive outburst aside, he has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Blake Comeau finds back of the net Thursday | 11/15/2013 9:28 AM
NewsBlake Comeau scored a goal in Columbus' 3-2 overtime loss Thursday night.
ImpactIt was just Comeau's second goal and third point in 18 games this season. At his height in 2010-11, he had 46 points in 77 games. Now he has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Comeau doesn't miss time with ankle injury | 10/16/2013 7:44 AM
NewsBlake Comeau was able to play despite an ankle injury.
ImpactComeau sustained the ailment on Saturday. He had a shot on goal in 13:11 minutes of playing time in Columbus' 2-1 defeat on Tuesday.
| 10/16/2013 1:43 AM
NewsBlake Comeau returned to action on Tuesday October 15.
Blake Comeau (ankle) questionable for Tuesday | 10/14/2013 5:03 PM
NewsBlake Comeau is questionable to play Tuesday after he was cut along the side of his ankle on Saturday.
ImpactHe did some skating on his own Monday and traveled with the team. "Patch it up, make sure it's covered," coach Todd Richards said. "It's just making sure the cut doesn't open back up." If everything holds up then he could be in the lineup.
Comeau and Calvert on the shelf | 10/14/2013 6:03 AM
NewsBlake Comeau (ankle) and Matt Calvert (lower body) may remain out of action this week.
ImpactCalvert missed Saturday's game with his injury while Comeau played but was injured in the second period when he suffered a cut above his ankle. "I think we'll probably have some idea on Monday," coach Todd Richards said. "We'll see how these injuries go as far as their bodies calming down a little bit and we'll reassess." Just an FYI in case either player was on your roster.
Blake Comeau's ankle was cut by a skate | 10/12/2013 5:26 PM
NewsBlake Comeau suffered a cut above his ankle by a skate in Saturday's afternoon tilt versus the Boston Bruins.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactHe was reportedly kept out of the third period as a precaution. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Blake Comeau has LBI, won't return | 10/12/2013 4:06 PM
NewsBlake Comeau suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's matinee contest against Boston.
ImpactAt the beginning of the third period, it was announced that he wouldn't return. Comeau was centering Columbus' fourth line in the contest.
Blake Comeau to be a bottom-six forward | 09/23/2013 7:36 AM
NewsBlake Comeau is looking to make the NHL playoffs for the first time in his career in 2013-14 and will try to do so as a bottom-six forward.
ImpactComeau has spent parts of seven seasons in the NHL with his best season coming in 2010-11 when he had 24 goals and 22 assists. But he struggled shortly after that and is now a bottom-six forward who can put the puck in the net on occasion. Playing with the Islanders and then Calgary was not a good way to play in the post-season and he is now hoping the Blue Jackets are able to take the next step and make the playoffs. "He can really shoot the puck," coach Todd Richards said. "There is an offensive side to him, but the thing that I like is that you watch him go into the corners and he goes in like (Jared) Boll does, like (Derek MacKenzie) does. I'm not saying (the fourth line) is where he's going to be, but wherever you have that in your lineup, that's a great thing to have." He is not worth selecting in fantasy pools.
Jackets re-sign Blake Comeau to one-year deal | 07/02/2013 5:10 PM
NewsColumbus Blue Jackets re-sign Blake Comeau to one-year contract.
ImpactThe Jackets acquired Comeau from the Flames in a trade-deadline deal. Between both clubs, Comeau finished the year with six goals and 12 points in 42 combined games. The 27-year old is a former second-round pick of the New York Islanders.
Blake Comeau could see expanded role | 04/20/2013 8:51 AM
NewsBlake Comeau could find himself with an expanded role now that Matt Calvert has gone down with a broken finger.
ImpactComeau is the most likely candidate to replace Calvert on a line with Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson and given that the former Flame has scored in back-to-back games despite limited ice time, we like his chances of succeeding in this role.
Blake Comeau has two goals in two games | 04/18/2013 9:56 AM
NewsBlake Comeau scored a goal on Wednesday.
ImpactComeau has now found the back of the net in two straight games. Since being acquired by the Calgary Flames, Comeau has averaged just 9:01 minutes per contest, so we can't recommend taking a chance on him even given his recent success.
Blake Comeau dealt to the Blue Jackets | 04/03/2013 3:01 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have traded Blake Comeau to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Joe Yerdon on Twitter
ImpactColumbus will give up a fifth round pick to the Flames. Comeau had one good season with the Islanders in 2010-11 when he potted 24 goals but has done little since as he has four goals and seven points in 33 games this season.
Blake Comeau getting confidence back | 03/18/2013 6:06 AM
NewsBlake Comeau has been getting his confidence back of late after struggling the last two seasons trying to find the back of the net.
ImpactComeau has scored seven times in his last 98 games over the past two seasons after scoring a career high 24 goals during 2010-11 for the Islanders. He is currently playing alongside Jiri Hudler and Mikael Backlund and has scored in each of his last two games. "I don't think I'm a different player than I was a couple years ago in New York," Comeau said. "I just think maybe the confidence got lost a little along the way. But it's slowly starting to come back. I just have to keep rolling with it."
Blake Comeau scores Wednesday | 03/14/2013 8:35 AM
NewsBlake Comeau netted a goal in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Detroit.
ImpactComeau ended a lengthy goal scoring slump on March 6 and he didn't have to wait long before finding the back of the net again. It looks like he's put his slump behind him, but that's only noteworthy news in particularly deep leagues.
Blake Comeau scores his first goal of 2013 | 03/07/2013 8:47 AM
NewsBlake Comeau netted his first goal of the season on Wednesday.
ImpactIt proved to be the game-winner in Calgary's 4-1 victory over San Jose. "I feel that no one puts more pressure on themselves than I do," Comeau said following the contest. "It was a good feeling to get on the board. Maybe I'll be able to sleep a little bit better tonight." Comeau has three points in 20 games this season. He has regressed since scoring 24 goals and 46 points in 77 contests in 2010-11, but he was averaging 18:41 minutes that season. He's logging just 10:51 minutes per game in 2013 and unless that changes, he won't have any fantasy value.
Blake Comeau to skate on top line Sunday | 02/17/2013 11:39 AM
NewsBlake Comeau is expected to line up at centre between Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross for Sunday's game against Dallas.
ImpactComeau has registered only one assist in 11 games this season, but he'll be given the chance to change that with this opportunity."I'm excited for the challenge," he said. "I don't think I'm that bad of a player where I think it's outrageous that I'm playing centre with Jarome and Glennie. I didn't think of it as a joke at all. I'm not just happy about being on the line. I want to make an impact, and I want to stay there."
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Oct 28||1|
|Assists||2||at Det||Oct 23||1|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Oct 28||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:at Det||last:Oct 23||5|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. NJ||Oct 28||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||8 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Oct 28||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. NJ||Oct 28||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||8 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Oct 28||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||8 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Oct 28||0|
|Shots||3||vs. Ana||Oct 9||5|
|Penalty Minutes||43||2010-11 (NYI)|
|Power Play Goals||5||2010-11 (NYI)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||3 times-last: 2012-13 (Cgy/CBJ)|
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