By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
Eric Comrie was up at 5 a.m. on Tuesday. He hopped a flight out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and landed in the Tri-Cities at noon to rejoin his Tri-City Americans teammates after spending nearly two weeks with the Winnipeg Jets, who selected him in the second round of the NHL draft in June.
“It was excellent,” Comrie said of his time with the Jets. “It was so much fun. Excellent people and an excellent organization. But I’m excited to be back for the home opener (Saturday vs. Spokane). I cut it kind of close, didn’t I?”
Also on Tuesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs reassigned Tri-City overage defenseman Zach Yuen to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. It is not known whether Yuen will return to the Americans.
Former Tri-City forward Carter Ashton, who played for the Marlies last season, still is in the Maple Leafs’ main camp.
Comrie was on the ice at 2:45 p.m., taking shots from the top line of Connor Rankin, Brian Williams and Lucas Nickles.