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.