Winnipeg claims goaltender Eric Comrie off waivers
Posted: 4:21 PM, Dec 19, 2019
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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 15: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his second goal with teammates Alex Iafallo #19 and Dustin Brown #23 behind the net of goaltender Eric Comrie #34 of the Detroit Red Wings during the second period of an NHL game at Little Caesars Arena on December 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
(WXYZ) — The Winnipeg Jets have claimed former Red Wings goaltender Eric Comrie off waivers, the team announced on Thursday.
The team put him on waivers as Jimmy Howard is expected to return to the Red Wings soon. He's currently on a conditioning stint in Grand Rapids.
Currently, Jonathan Bernier is the only goaltender the Red Wings have in the lineup, and they're expected to call someone up for Saturday's game.
In November, the team traded Vili Saarijarvi to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Comrie.
He started just two games for Detroit, giving up nine goals in two losses.
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