More than one familiar face was skating a wing during Monday's optional practice for the Komets.
There's was lots of focus on Colin Chaulk, naturally, who donned his old No. 91 and worked on getting his legs back after being off the ice for better than a week. But there was another number out there -- 24 -- doing the same thing.
Konstantin Shafranov was taking his shifts, too, and it wasn't just for funsies. According to general manager David Franke, Shafranov -- who's been helping Al Sims on the coaching end -- wants to play again. So he'll be skating for a week or two to see how it goes, and then, depending on where the Komets are with their roster, he could be back in the lineup before the month is out.