Stars ink forward Blake Comeau to 3-year deal

Forward Blake Comeau has signed a three-year deal with an average annual value of $2.3 million with the Dallas Stars.
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Comeau has spent the past three seasons with the Avalanche and is coming off a 2017-18 season in which he scored 13 goals with 21 assists. He was an unrestricted free agent after finishing a deal that paid him $7.2 million.

The 32-year-old was the second-oldest player on the Avs’ playoff roster, which at 25.8 years was the youngest in the NHL. Comeau served as an alternate captain for Colorado after defenseman Erik Johnson suffered a season-ending injury in March.

The former fifth-round pick has flashed at times over his first two pro seasons, but injuries and inconsistency have held him back. Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles hold the top three roles in Philadelphia. Smallwood will be fighting it out with the likes of Donnel Pumphrey and Matt Jones for a roster spot this summer. Tim McManus

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Ohtani has a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow, which is a partial tear. In hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery, the Angels opted to have Ohtani’s ligament injected with platelet-rich plasma and stem cells, part of a low-risk, conservative treatment.

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Because Ohtani is not a position player, rehab games were deemed unnecessary.