The Komets have waived forward Rick Varone to clear a roster spot to activate Mitch Woods on Friday. While battling a knee injury, Varone had one goal and six points in 23 games this season after earning the club's co-Rookie of the Year award last year with 23 goals and 55 points in 73 games.
``We're in a numbers situation,'' General Manager David Franke said. ``We were just disappointed in Rick this year. He had such a great year last year and this year his offense is way, way down. Defenisvely he's not gettign the job done, and we want ot keep our rookies. Only six of htejm. He just got caught in the numbers game. Lack of production.