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Tailing the Komets

Something remarkable is happening tonight

If what I heard is true, the Komets are sitting veteran defenseman Guy Dupuis tonight. Dupuis was the only Komet to play in every game so far this season, and had played every game over the last four seasons. The last time Dupuis missed a game, in fact, was Dec. 1, 2007 because of a dislocated rib that kept him out of the lineup for only six games. Since that time, Dupuis has played 311 consecutive games, which is remarkable for any human being, let alone a 40-year old man.

By the way, the Komets' record for consecutive games played is 319 by Bobby Rivard from the start of the 1962-63 season to the end of the 1965-66 season. Bobby was 26 years old at the end of his streak.

From what I have been told, Dupuis and Brandon Warner are out of the lineup tonight and Frankie DeAngelis and Matt Krug are in.  Because Krug is officially being sent down from the AHL, he has signed a five-game contract and does not count against the Komets' active roster. I have not heard yet if Dupuis or Warner has been placed on IR, and I'm not sure if the Komets need to put someone on IR to make the numbers work.

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 4:17pm

WOW! I guess this go to show the type of player Guy is that he would put the team ahead of an individual record. Not that Guy hasn't already done so much to show how great of a player, and more importantly person he is!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 4:18pm

Wow, very impressive... I think some rest will do him well...

Mike in Toronto
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 4:26pm

How does Frankie come back so fast? I mean he has missed quite a few games but I thought he was still not close to coming back. Blake has he been skating? I hope this isn't pushing it.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 4:33pm

I agree, Mike, but maybe this is the only way to get him ready for the playoffs. After all the Komets have been through with concussions over the years, there's no way they would rush him back. They know it's just not worth it.

Mike in Toronto
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 5:37pm

Just a huge surprise though. I'm with you Blake. With all that is being said about head injuries it doesn't make sense to rush him back. And as you say, playing in games will get you in shape in a hurry. I hope everyone will understand his situation, not in top form after the lay off. (Watch him play great) fingers crossed. LOL.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 8:33pm

Sounds like DeAngelis and the Komets were blowing a bunch of smoke when they said he couldn't even walk let alone play... Maybe he went to see Benny Hinn?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 8:39pm

Has Guy been happy since they took his "C" away?