The Komets have recognized that their offense, which has produced six goals in the last three games, is lagging.
So the team has signed forward Justin Chwedoruk, who will be in the lineup Friday against the Muskegon Lumberjacks, pending approval from the IHL.
Chwedoruk should be familiar to Fort Wayne fans -- he had 24 goals and 68 points in 2006-07 with Quad City -- and he had been in Europe this season.
To make room, the Komets have released forward Travis Whitehead, who had one goal in seven games.
His release has me thinking about all these players who have been in AHL camps, then didn't pan out with Fort Wayne. I think we get too caught up in thinking that, just because a guy got an AHL tryout, he's going to be magnificent. It really takes a month to get a proper look at someone, at any level. Of course, for every Whitehead, there's a Justin Hodgman success story.
- The Komets have placed goaltender Nick Boucher (hand) on injured reserve. This means that Tim Haun will start all three games this weekend and Tyler Sims remains the emergency backup. He can only play if Haun gets injured.
- Defenseman Kevin Bertram (hamstring) will play Friday for the first time since the season opener.
- Our friends at Huntington County Sports did an interview with yours truly. Check out the entry there called "Talkin' Sports with Gary L. Snyder" from today. My interview is at the 19:40 mark or so.