The Winnipeg Jets have once again claimed goaltender Eric Comrie off Waivers from the New Jersey Devils. On January 11, the Jets placed Comrie on Waivers – alongside Mathieu Perreault, Nelson Nogier, Luca Sbisa and CJ Suess – where he was picked up by New Jersey as Winnipeg attempted to send the 25-year-old down to their AHL affiliate, Manitoba.
Following a quarantine period, Comrie saw some action for the Devils. He started just one game with the team experiencing a heavy dose of COVID-19. He won his start and allowed just three goals on 33 shots for a 3.00 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. Comrie’s career NHL stat line shows three wins, five losses, a 4.07 goals against average and a .873 save percentage.
Drafted 59th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Jets, Comrie has been a mainstay with the Moose, where he has strung together an 87-92-32 record in 203 games. He owns a 2.85 goals against average and a .911 save percentage through his AHL career. Comrie also has nine shutouts to his name.
In claiming Comrie back, the Jets will now allow the goaltender to isolate for 14 days and then place him onto the team’s taxi squad. He will be free to go down to the Moose within the 30-day window, allowing Winnipeg the luxury of freeing up a roster spot for another player, with Anton Forsberg being able to be released to the taxi squad or picked up by an opponent on Waivers.