Right wing Jason Sessa, who missed the last five games because of an illness in the family, will be back in the lineup when the Komets play at Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday. Sessa has one goal in three games.
Center Terry Marchant will not be available this weekend, general manager David Franke said, because of a lower back strain.
"He definitely will not play this weekend," Franke said. "It's muscular in substance, though, and has nothing to do with his spine or a disc or anything."
Marchant has one goal in six games.
Meanwhile, in regards to my last blog entry about team nicknames, which sparked lots of debate, I have been given further history you might be interested in: Part of the origin of the Flint Generals' name coincides with the history of General Motors in the area, a reader informed me; and the Kalamazoo Wings were a second-tier farm team of the Detroit Red Wings at one point, according to Pam Shebest of The Kalamazoo Gazette, explaining their name.
This from reader Shaun Bill, who admitted his mistake in claiming my history of the Prairie Thunder was wrong. Click here. I would like some train in their logo, but the buffalo is cool, especially when he's trampling away on their scoreboard.
I will check back with you soon.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette