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Tailing the Komets

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With the CBA not being ratified yet, NHL teams are not allowed to bring in because part of the work stoppage is that teams are prohibited from doing that.That, and only having a week, is limiting NHL training camps.

Komets might lose one or two more players tomorrow to AHL, but that's not 100 percent yet.

``Basically it's just a situation where we're waiting to find out who is going to be leaving and who is going to be staying,'' Franke said.

Daniel Maggio is gone for at least the weekend, but it could be longer or he could be back next week.

Brayden Metz, Nick Wheeler and Jeremy Gates are here, will go through physicals in the morning and will skate in practice tomorrow.

The Komets originally planned for seven or eight new players to come in if necessary. Because of the immigration status, the only place to get them was from the Federal Hockey League or the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Komets are hoping Garrett Klotz is recovered enough from the flu to be able to play this weekend, but Luca Caputi will still be out.

Even if guys don't get called up to the AHL this week, they could be in the near future because NHL players are going to be getting injured and there will be a trickle-up effect. No matter how much they have been skating, there's a huge difference in skating and game shape.

``I anticpate movement from now until the end of the seaosn,'' Franke said. ``Maybe in the playoffs we'll be able to get some guys back here for the playoff push. That's basically what happened to Florida last year.''



Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:41pm

The rest of the regular season for any minor league will be a joke.  The regular season championship will be a joke. 

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:43pm

Or a farce. 

My apologies for being repetive.


Thu, 01/10/2013 - 7:14pm

It would be nice to have Thorn back right now. K-zoo got Bicek, that was a nice signing. I love the way that kid plays, hope they don't burn us too bad.