The Komets have placed Brad MacMillan on 30-day IR with his shoulder injury which he re-injured last week during practice. He'll be eligible the last week of the regular season. Tim Haun is also being shut down for the week with what appear to be concussion problems, and the Komets are looking to sign a goaltender who can come in and play if necessary. Leo Thomas will be back in the lineup on Thursday and Mitch Woods is 50-50 to play Thursday after suffering a Charley horse on Friday.
``The main thing with Mac is he's a physical type player and he can't go out and play if his shoulder is at 80 percent,'' Komets General Manager David Franke said. ``If he's going to reinjure it falling over the blueline, he can't play, and we're better off to shut him down. He probably won't practice all week to give him time to heal and work on this strengthening and let him get on the ice maybe next week.''
Haun is going to see Dr. James Stevens, a concussion specialist in town, tomorrow. He's been getting headaches after exerting himself. Haun is not going on IR. He first suffered the injury March 20 against Muskegon.
As for the alleged incident in Flint between Nick Boucher and a fan reported by Brendan Savage in the Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/generals/index.ssf/2010/03/after_blowing_three-goal_lead.html, IHL Vice President of Hockey Operations Brad Jones said he's not sure how serious the incident is. He and commissioner Dennis Hextall were both at the game. Jones said there are often accusations from fans that players step over the line and it usually turns into a ``he said, he said'' hearsay type of thing. None of the officials saw anything, either.
``What Al told me was pretty vague,'' Franke said. "I don't anticipate any problems coming out of this. I think it was more the fans have very easy access to our team bench to taunt and yell and throw stuff at our players in Flint. I think it was between Nick and a couple of fans. When he got pulled there was some verbal sparring going back and forth. I don't really know enough about it to say one way to the other.''