The Komets have acquired the rights to center Danny Lapointe from the Mississippi RiverKings for future considerations, general manager David Franke said in a voicemail, and he should be in the lineup Friday against the Evansville IceMen.
Lapointe had 20 goals and 44 points in 70 games last season with Dayton and Flint of the International Hockey League.
He had been in the Netherlands this season.
I don't have any clue how Mississippi wound up with his rights -- Lapointe hasn't played in the Central Hockey League since 2007-08 with Rio Grande Valley -- but he should give the Komets a good one-two-three-four punch at center with Colin Chaulk, Leo Thomas and Mathieu Curadeau.
Meanwhile, according to the CHL's transactions, it appears the Komets have waived Olivier Legault, who was scoreless with 63 penalty minutes in 19 games.