Jets claim goalie Eric Comrie off waivers from Red Wings


Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Connor (81) deflects a shot in front of Detroit Red Wings goaltender Eric Comrie (34) during first period action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Fred Greenslade/CP)

The Winnipeg Jets claimed goaltender Eric Comrie off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

Detroit placed Comrie on waivers Wednesday after acquiring the 24-year-old on Nov. 30 in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defence prospect Vili Saarijarvi. Comrie started a pair of games for the Red Wings, posting a 4.28 goals-against average and a .864 save percentage.

Comrie rejoins the Jets after spending the first three seasons of his career in Winnipeg. The Edmonton native was selected 59th overall by the Jets in 2013. Comrie’s stint with Detroit included a 5-1 loss to the Jets on Dec. 10 in which the netminder allowed five goals on 30 shots.

The other waiver claim made on Thursday was by the San Jose Sharks, who added winger Stefan Noesen from the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 26-year-old had a goal in six games for Pittsburgh this season, adding 14 goals and 22 points in 22 games with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Austin Czarnik, placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, cleared and has been assigned to the AHL’s Stockton Heat. Additionally, Zac Rinaldo has been recalled by Calgary after being assigned to Stockton on Wednesday.

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