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Tri-City Herald: Comrie gets ready for NHL draft

Jun 09, 2013 - 03:20 PDT

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

Eric Comrie was in Chicago on Saturday night when the Blackhawks beat the L.A. Kings in double overtime to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

But instead of joining in the festivities, Comrie was snuggled deep in the covers, knowing that a 6 a.m. wake-up call Sunday was just hours away.

Comrie, the Tri-City Americans starting goaltender, spent three days in Chicago for the Blackhawks’ individual team combine.

He was one of about 40 prospects being put through the motions ahead of the June 30 NHL draft in Newark, N.J.

“I skated today and I felt really good,” Comrie said Saturday afternoon. “I felt strong and fast. Coming back (from surgery) is a process. I think by Thursday I should be back to my normal self.”

Thursday would be the first day of the eighth annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp in Calgary.

 

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