The Winnipeg Jets recalled goaltender Eric Comrie on an emergency basis on Friday ahead of their game against the Nashville Predators.

Head coach Paul Maurice said the move was made because starting goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is sidelined with the flu. 

Laurent Brossoit, who last played on Feb. 24, will start Friday's game while Comrie will serve as his backup. Brossoit, 25, has a 10-4-2 record this season with a .929 save percentage and a 2.45 goals-against average.

Comrie, 23, has a 20-15-2 record with the AHL's Manitoba Moose this season with a .917 save percentage and a 2.73 goals-against average. He has appeared in three games with the Jets this season, posting a 1-2 record with an .872 save percentage and a 3.99 goals-against average.

He was selected in the second round - 53rd overall - by the Jets in the 2013 NHL Draft.