By @MichaelCaples –
It may be the Michigan vs. Ohio State game, but there is some Red Wings news to address.
Detroit has acquired goaltender Eric Comrie from the Arizona Coyotes, in exchange for defenseman Vili Saarijarvi.
Originally a second-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2013, Comrie was in the midst of his first season with the Coyotes’ organization. In four appearances – and four wins – with the AHL’s Tuscon Roadrunners this year, he has a 2.75 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
He was acquired via waivers by the Coyotes on Oct. 1 from the Jets.
Comrie had made five NHL appearances with Winnipeg over three seasons, posting a 2-3-0 record, a 4.21 goals-against average and .870 save percentage.
He is in the midst of his fifth pro season, holding a career 81-83-20 AHL record with a 2.88 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and eight shutouts.
Saarijarvi, a third-round pick of the Wings in 2015, is in the midst of his third professional season. The Flint Firebirds alum had one assist and a -5 rating with the Griffins in 13 games.