Take all of the following with a grain of salt because they are from sources, not the players themselves or Komets' management.
However, I have some reason to believe the Komets have come to an agreement with defenseman Brent Henley about returning. If he does, he would fill the fourth veteran spot, the others being Colin Chaulk, Brett Smith and Tyler Butler.
For a lot of last season, I thought Henley might have been the MVP of the Komets, or at least deserved consideration. He wasn't as effective in the playoffs. Some have pondered that may have been because the CHL referees clearly had a target on his back and, frankly, there is probably some truth to that.
If he's healthy, he'll be fine in the ECHL. While some people have been talking about Henley's speed being a drawback for the ECHL, let's remember, he was in the American Hockey League two seasons ago.
Not saying this is the route I would have gone -- if they do sign Henley -- but I can understand it.
I'm also hearing the Komets may be close to agreements with Chris Auger and Jean-Michel Rizk. I have to admit, I find it hard to believe they would be able to land both of them, given the high-profile players they have already signed. That would mean a lot of cash and not a lot of playing time, especially for Rizk.