Blake Comeau LW PIT 7 Months

Blake Comeau was reinstated from his suspension on Tuesday March 18.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 7 Months

Blake Comeau has been handed a two-game suspension by the NHL for boarding Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith on Tuesday.

Comeau was given a double minor as a result of the incident. His two-game suspension might have been longer under other circumstances, but it helped that he had no prior suspension history and Smith wasn't injured as a result of the play. Comeau can return on March 18.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 8 Months

Blake Comeau and Corey Tropp have been healthy scratches for the Columbus Blue Jackets since the Olympic break ended but or both might be in uniform against Nashville tonight.

"We've got to get some energy in there," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "With Tropp and Comeau, how they've played this season, you know they're going to skate and play hard. And we have some guys who aren't skating as hard as we need them to play." The Blue Jackets have 14 healthy forwards on the roster, and right wing Jared Boll is on the trip, saying he's close to being able to return after ankle surgery.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 8 Months

Blake Comeau (knee) is ready to return to the Blue Jackets' lineup.

That doesn't necessarily mean he'll play though. Comeau might end up being listed as a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 9 Months

Blake Comeau is doubtful for Monday's game with a knee injury.

Comeau missed nine games with the knee injury, played on Tuesday and re-injured his knee. Consider him day-to-day but it's more likely than not that he will not return until after the Olympic break. He has no fantasy value.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 9 Months

Blake Comeau skated Thursday morning, but he won't play against Washington.

He "tweaked" his left knee before temporarily going to the dressing room during the second period of Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Ottawa. That game was Comeau's first appearance back after missing nine matches with a sprained left knee. Corey Tropp will play in his place.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 9 Months

Blake Comeau returned from a knee injury on Tuesday didn't go as planned.

Comeau seemed to be favoring his right leg as he limped off the ice and went to the dressing room during the second period. He did manage to return, but only ended up skating in one shift in the third period. In total, he logged just 5:25 minutes of ice time. He was given further treatment after the game and didn't speak to the media, so even though he did return briefly, we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as being back on the sidelines for now.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 9 Months

The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated Blake Comeau (knee) from the injured reserve list.

Comeau went with the Blue Jackets to Carolina where they meet the Hurricanes on Monday. He returned to the active roster after only three weeks when the preliminary reports had him out for four-six weeks. Comeau has only three goals and 11 points this season so his fantasy value is negligible.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 9 Months

Blake Comeau (knee) has been skating lately.

The next step is for Comeau to participate in a practice, but he isn't expected to do that for another week or so. He hasn't played since Jan. 6.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 9 Months

Blake Comeau (knee) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Comeau is expected to be out for the next four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL, so this move makes sense. With the Olympics fast approaching, Comeau will probably end up making his return after the break.