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New York Islanders Blake Comeau (57) celebrates his overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL hockey game in Uniondale, New York March 8, 2011. (SHANNON STAPLETON)
New York Islanders Blake Comeau (57) celebrates his overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL hockey game in Uniondale, New York March 8, 2011. (SHANNON STAPLETON)

Flames claim Blake Comeau on waivers Add to ...

The Calgary Flames are hoping a change of scenery will help Blake Comeau pull out of a long scoring funk.

The Flames claimed the struggling forward off waivers from the New York Islanders on Friday.

Comeau scored 24 goals last season but had been held pointless through 16 games with the Isles this year.

The 25-year-old is currently earning $2.5-million on a one-year deal.

Comeau was a second-round pick of the Islanders in 2004 and has racked up 121 points (56-65) in 261 career NHL games.

The Flames sent forward Paul Byron to AHL Abbotsford to make room for him on the roster.

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