* Schrock signing should be announced later this week. The Komets had to out-bid Toledo for him.
* The players who live in town are already skating, which is about the earliest I can remember.
* Supposedly, every free agent wants to go to Fort Wayne, Rapid City, Allen or Missouri, and those four teams are negotiating for every big-time player out there. Right now, everybody is pretty much talking to all the same players.
* Colin Chaulk is doing a lot of recruiting for the team, and he, Al Sims and David Franke are on the phones every day. Sims said he has made more than 250 calls to teams in juniors, colleges and Canadian universities so far.
* Komets have four spots in AHL camps with Worcester, Chicago and two in Hershey.
* Besides their protected list of Tab Lardner, Artem Podshendyalov, Dustin Molle, Craig Cescon, Frankie DeAngelis and Schrock, the Komets are also interested in signing Tom Mele. He's not on the protected list because he was a college-signee at the end of the season.
* They are also hoping to be able to talk to Dustin Molle's brother Bryant.
* I heard Matt Krug signed with Toledo, but I'm checking it.
* Nothing definitive yet on an affiliation with Columbus.
* Some of the players the Komets left unprotected have received interest from Evansville.
Might have more later.