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Penguins sign Comeau - 07-01-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

The Penguins addressed their bottom-six forwards by signing former Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau to a one-year contract worth $700,000.

Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $1 million, Comeau, 28, appeared in 61 games last season and scored 16 points (five goals, 11 assists).

Capable of playing either wing position, Comeau (6-foot-1, 202 pounds) averaged 12:03 of ice time per game last season. He has played for the Blue Jackets, Flames and Islanders in his NHL career.

In 2010-11 with the Islanders, Comeau appeared in 77 games and set career-highs with 24 goals and 46 points.

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Comeau was suspended two games this past season for boarding Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith and would be considered a repeat offender by the NHL with regards to any future supplemental discipline:

-EN Says: This looks like another signing motivated by advanced statistics. Comeau was one of Columbus' better possession players last season.

Beyond the "fancy stats," Comeau has the talent to be a reliable goal-scorer as evidenced by his 24-goal campaign with the Islanders but he doesn't have a ton of consistency. This signing has "Matt D'Agostini 2.0" written all over it.

At the very least, Comeau is an option on the bottom two lines.

(Photo: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

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