The Blue Jackets also recalled defenceman Tim Erixon from its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and sent forward Cody Bass to their top minor league club.
Comeau has three goals and eight assists in 43 games with Columbus this season. He ranks second on the team in hits with 131. In 404 NHL games played with the Blue Jackets, Flames and Islanders, Comeau has 70 goals and 89 assists.
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday