* After scoring 16 goals in their first 11 games, the Komets have nine in their last two. Frankie DeAngelis has six points in the first two games so far this week, and Kevin Reiter made 37 saves in a 4-2 win over Evansville on Friday night.
``Everybody is having fun now where everybody was miserable before,'' Komets coach Al Sims said. ``We know how much fun winning can be, and the guys want to keep it going.''
* The Komets will NOT be sending a player to Missouri. The press release says ``considerations'' which Komets GM David Franke says will not be a player. They aren't saying what it will be, though, but if it's not a player, who cares? Maybe it's a pair of industrial washers like they received from Kalamazoo once for Andy Bezeau's rights.
* The Komets will have to make a roster move very early this week, though. Because Steven Delisle is an NHL-contracted player on assignment, the CHL rule is that a player like that does not count against the overall roster for the first five games. His fifth game will be tonight.
* The Komets had every intention of putting Bobby Phillips on IR this morning, which is what I was told last night by two team officials. Then Craig Cescon took a shot off the shin and could not make the trip tonight. Don't know if he'll be able to play Saturday.
* Danko Mironovic suffered a concussion in the second period Friday night, and Keith Rodger moved into the lineup full-time in his spot.
* Tab Lardner will not be in practice until Tuesday and will not count against the Komets' roster until likely late in the week. The deal didn't heat up until Friday afternoon, Franke said, though the teams had been talking informally for about a week. It was partly a salary cap issue for the Mavericks and partly an ice-time issue.
BTW, Lardner did not play a lot with Naurato and Patrosso in Port Huron, and certainly not all three together. Komets are looking to keep him on the wing.