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Tri-City Herald: Comrie healthy as camp nears

Aug 15, 2013 - 03:32 PDT

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

Between the NHL combine, the Winnipeg Jets camp and Team Canada’s summer development camp last week, one would never know Eric Comrie had surgery on both hips in February.

Comrie, the Tri-City Americans starting goalie, stopped 37 of 40 shots against Finland on Aug. 7 in a 5-3 victory in an exhibition game in Lake Placid, N.Y., drawing praise from Team Canada coach Brent Sutter.

“It was so much fun. It was unbelievable,” Comrie said of the game with Finland. “Brent Sutter is an excellent coach and an excellent person. He is the right person to coach us.”

Comrie, who was shelved for the season in January, had hip surgery in February. He said he’s back at 100 percent and ready for the season to start. He and his younger brother Ty will arrive in Kennewick on Monday. The Americans’ rookie camp begins Wednesday.