Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

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).

Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

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.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

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.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

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.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

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.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

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.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 2 Months

Comeau was scratched from Friday's game against the Maple Leafs due to an illness.

Comeau was absent from the Penguins' morning skate after coming down sick, but he looked poised to return after taking part in pregame warmups. However, it sounds like the team decided to play it safe at the last minute, resulting in Comeau missing his first game of the season. Zach Sill will assume his spot in the lineup, but there's decent odds Comeau will be healthy enough to play Saturday versus the Islanders.

Blake Comeau LW PIT 3 Months

Comeau scored his second goal in three games Saturday against the Sabres.

He now has three points in his last three games. The line of Pascal Dupuis, Evgeni Malkin and Comeau has performed well in the last week. While it's likely coach Mike Johnston will keep the trio together for the foreseeable future, Beau Bennett is expected back in another week or so and could eventually take Comeau's spot. In the meantime, the former Blue Jacket makes for a good fantasy play -- he's scored two goals and six points in the last six games.