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Tailing the Komets

Notes from practice

* Tab Lardner will be filling Derek Patrosso's spot on the wing with the line of Brandon Naurato and Neil Musselwhite. Lardner said he's played only a little with Naurato before.

* Patrosso and Danko Mironovic won't start riding the bike until this weekend at the earliest because of concussions. If they have headaches after they ride for the first time, they'll sit out another week at least.

* Konstantin Shafranov started working with the forwards on ice on Monday, but he actually gave some of the players a few tips before last weekend's games.

``I know him pretty well from playing with him for two years,'' Mathieu Curadeau said. ``I think the best part for me about Shaffy is he remembers me from two years ago and he's seeing stuff that I'm not doing that I used to. He's brought some suggestions to me before last weekend and it helped.''

Shafranov worked on stickhandling drills and shooting drills this week. He's also working with players to disguise their shots.

``It's pretty good having him out here,'' Leo Thomas said. ``It helps a lot. I don't have any stickhandling any more. I just use my speed to create opportunities so it's good to have Shaffy here to do a couple of drills that I never would have done if he wasn't here.''

Posted in: Komets


No-Touch Icing
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 2:21pm

It's good to see Speedy in the mix. At forty plus he can skate faster than most of these younger kids. His experience will lend well to the Ks and refocus how they won the last three titles in the IHL. Glad to hear it.

Mark Beber
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 3:58pm

So in adding Lardner, dont the Komets have to get rid of a veteran off of their roster? I was told that Lardner put them over the limit on veterans, so one veteran has to be cut. Would that be P.C. Druin?

Charlie I
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 4:13pm

They are not over on veterens. We started the season short on veterans. What it was is that the komets were going to be over the salary cap but with 3 other guys on the IR we are now under the salary cap so nobody has to go yet.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 10:38pm

It could cause a Salary Cap issue once everyone is off IR....or they could continue to play the shell game hiding guys on the IR all season I guess......10 day paid vacations....hmmmm......nice idea.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 11:14pm

So I assume the lines will be:

Leo, Curdy, PC
Francis, OC, Schrock
Musselwhite, TAB, Naurato
Legault? or Rodger?

Frankie, Warner
Cescon, Delisle
Phillips, Guy