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Winnipeg Jets Assign Sami Niku And Eric Comrie To the AHL

The Winnipeg Jets have assigned defenceman Sami Niku and goaltender Eric Comrie to the Manitoba Moose. Following a season in which the Jets relied on four different goaltenders to pick up victories due to injuries, Comrie is expected to be with the Moose for the remainder of the season and playoffs.

Winnipeg Jets Assign Sami Niku And Eric Comrie To the AHL

Comrie went 1-2-0 in three games with the Jets in 2017-18, putting together a .872 save percentage and a 3.99 goals against average. The 22-year-old should experience much greater success in the American Hockey League playoffs, with running mate Michael Hutchinson.

Niku, 21, played in one game for the Jets and produced a goal on his first shot – the first goal of his NHL career. Niku will be a much needed force on the back-end for a Manitoba squad that has lost five of its last six games. Niku is tied for the AHL lead in defensive point scoring with 15 goals and 52 points.

The Winnipeg Jets host the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday evening from Bell MTS Place in their final contest of the season, while the Moose wrap up their season on April 15th.

By Carter Brooks

Photo by James Carey Lauder

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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