The Komets have been searching for a better option as their backup goaltender since early in training camp, and they found it Monday, signing rookie Alex Kangas, a three-year starter at the University of Minnesota. He was limited to nine games last season because of a hip injury, but the Komets pursued him in the summer before he went to training camp with Wilkes Barre-Scranton of the American Hockey League and then Wheeling of the ECHL. The Komets released Kevin Beech, who was 0-2-0 with a 4.31 goals-against average and a .788 save percentage in two games behind Nick Boucher.
Last updated: November 21, 2011 7:22 p.m.
K's make change in net
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