Perhaps the player who most exemplifies the Isles' failings so far this season, Blake Comeau was placed on waivers this Thanksgiving Day.
Comeau, 25, was coming off a 24-goal season a year ago and narrowly avoided arbitration this summer by signing a one-year, $2.5 million contract in August. The Islanders were counting on him to provide offense from a third/fourth line role, but his struggles this season have simply not gone away. GM Garth Snow's attempts to trade Comeau didn't even bring back enough of a proposed return to make this waiver move avoidable.
Comeau has no points through 16 games (he was a healthy scratch three times) and is a minus-11.
It's possible he will be claimed, but even that's a stretch, which would have been a little hard to believe when the season began. If he clears waivers tomorrow, he'll go to Bridgeport.
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