Even if Brandon plays all remaining 12 games, he'd still only have 59 for the season, meaning he'd still qualify as a rookie next season. Durdin is on the seven-day IR with a sore neck.
Defenseman Brent Henley will also miss tonight's game with an illness.
The Komets also have rookie Justin Hodgman at the game tonight. He has not signed officially but may play this weekend, according to General Manager David Franke.