The Komets had right wing Marc Rechlicz and left wing Zak Ray at practice today, and Komets general manager David Franke said the team expects Rechlicz to be in the lineup Friday night.
Rechlicz, 6-4, 193 pounds, played for Quad City last year, scoring one goal and three points in 68 games with 170 penalty minutes. The Komets tried to sign him over the summer, but he's been with Wheeling of the ECHL. Ray, 6-1, 196, is a rookie who scored eight goals and 14 points last year with Oakville of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He has not been playing this season so he needs to get in shape, and the Komets need to get his immigration papers figured out before he can sign.
Danko Mironovic sat out Friday's game with a thumb fracture which has been bothering him since training camp. He's been trying to play through the fracture.