Roloson is ignoring Parenteau's comment
TAMPA, Fla. -- Dwayne Roloson hasn't exactly started the season the way he finished the last one for the Lightning, and he wasn't terribly pleased at being pulled after allowing five goals in 27 minutes at Nassau Coliseum last week.
Some Islanders privately expressed the same sentiment, feeling that Roloson was a bad teammate during the final weeks with them last season before he was dealt to Tampa on New Year's Day for defenseman Ty Wishart.
"It's a personal thing for him, I guess," Roloson said of Parenteau. "He feels that way, and he has that right to feel that way. But right now, my focus is on what I've got to do to help the Tampa Bay Lightning win hockey games. That's his own personal interests or whatever."
"Obviously, you want to be in the lineup every night. It's tough watching," Comeau said after he skated with injured D Milan Jurcina and Gs Evgeni Nabokov and Rick DiPietro, the latter of whom took shots on goal for a second straight day after suffering a concussion eight days ago.
Comeau and assistant coach Doug Weight talked Thursday. After scoring 24 goals last season, Comeau had just one shot on goal and no points in the first three games and was scratched Saturday.
"[Weight] just told me to keep working hard in practice and that the coaching staff has all the faith in the world in me," Comeau said. "This is just the way it is right now."