The Komets are down to five defensemen and don't expect to be able to get anyone in before Wednesday's game. Sean O'Connor played half the season last year in the OHL on defennse, and David Hukalo practiced on defense on Tuesday.
"I'm not sure how much time each of them will receive, but they could go back for a little while if we get short-handed because of injuries or penalties," Komets General Manager David Franke said. "We're still trying to find a way to get somebody in, but it's trying to find a good defenseman. There are some guys out there, but we don't want to bring in a stiff. We're looking for somebody who can play."
Franke said Tampa Bay just sent two defensemen down to Norfolk of the AHL and that Komets coach Al Sims is talking with Norfolk GM Mike Butters.
Konstantin Shafranov practiced today and is expected to be in Wednesday's lineup.