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Comeau potted his 11th goal of he season -- and third game-winner -- in a 1-0 overtime victory against Colorado on Thursday.

He's scored three goals in his last four games, registering 15 shots. Comeau dished out only one hit Thursday but has totaled 86 hits in 30 contests. The winger has earned his top-six standing and figures to play with Evgeni Malkin -- who assisted on his game-winning score Thursday -- for the foreseeable future.

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Comeau netted his second goal in as many nights against a former team Saturday in Columbus.

The forward, who also scored against the Flames on Friday, now has 10 goals and 18 points in 28 games. Comeau has gained the trust of coach Mike Johnston and provided Pittsburgh with offensive production during a time when only Evgeni Malkin has played in all 28 games as a top-six forward.

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Comeau potted his ninth goal just 48 seconds into Pittsburgh's 3-1 win over the Flames on Friday.

Only a pretty Jonas Hiller pad save prevented Comeau from netting his second goal of the night. The well-traveled winger, who recorded three hits, entered the game with 77 hits -- 18th most among NHL forwards. Comeau has a chance to finish with a positive plus-minus rating for the first time since 2007-08 (he's currently plus-5).

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Comeau picked up the primary assist on Evgeni Malkin's goal Tuesday, giving him 15 points (8G, 7A) in 23 games.

Comeau has settled into his spot alongside Malkin and now has even more seniority than the line's third member, Jayson Megna, who replaced the injured Chris Kunitz (foot). Megna is also seeing steady time on the team's second-unit power play and has become more important to the team with every passing game.

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Comeau potted a hat trick Wednesday in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime win against Toronto.

He also led the team with five hits and four shots. Comeau appears to have found a home with Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz. The fact that he was on the ice in overtime with Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang shows the level of trust coach Mike Johnston has in the journeyman. Comeau now has eight goals and 13 points in 20 games for the Pens.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 25 Days

Comeau exploded Wednesday with his first hat-trick of the season --including the overtime game-winner-- in a 4-3 win against the Leafs.

Comeau has been a solid fantasy option this season scoring 13 points (8G, 5A) in 20 games. His career high for a single season is 46 points which came back in 2010-2011 but being able to play alongside Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby this season should help him surpass that total. He is just another one of the benefactors who get to play beside two of the best centers in the NHL so as long as he sticks on one of the top two lines, he is an easy starter.

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Comeau scored his fifth goal of the season against the Islanders on Friday and rang up a season-high eight hits.

He did little to dissuade the coaching staff from keeping him on a line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Comeau potted 24 goals for the Islanders in 2010-11 and could approach 20 goals with Pittsburgh -- unless and until the team trades for a top-six forward.

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Comeau will skate on Pittsburgh's top line Tuesday with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Pascal Dupuis (undisclosed) didn't make the trip to Montreal, giving Comeau the opportunity. Comeau started Saturday on the fourth line with Marcel Goc and Craig Adams but scored his fourth goal with assists from Patric Hornqvist and Evgeni Malkin. Comeau has earned coach Mike Johnston's trust and has rewarded fantasy owners with nine points (4G,5A) and 41 hits in 15 games.

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Comeau (illness) scored a goal and laid five hits in his return to the ice Saturday against the Rangers.

Comeau missed just one game with the illness and didn't take long to deliver another productive outing for his team. The winger has supplied a surprising nine points in 15 games this season, but most of that offense came while he was playing on a line with Evgeni Malkin. He's since transitioned to a bottom-six role, which should reduce the amount of scoring opportunities he notices in the games to come.

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Comeau (illness) is set to return to the lineup Saturday against the Rangers. "He will probably play tonight," coach Mike Johnston said.

Comeau was a late scratch Friday after he missed the team's morning skate that day with the illness. After picking up some additional rest, Comeau seems to be feeling healthy and should be plugged back into a bottom-six role.