Defenseman Brent Henley's knee, which has held him out of all but one game this season, is feeling better, Komets general manager David Franke said.
So, arthroscopic surgery has been taken off the docket, for the time being.
Henley could be back in the lineup Friday, against the visiting Muskegon Fury, if his improvement continues.
- Komets defenseman Kevin Hansen was in the press box tonight and said he's feeling sore but relieved to be OK after taking that brutal hit Wednesday from Justin Rohr. He hopes to be back in the lineup next weekend. I've had several people tell me that hit wasn't that bad, which is silly. There is something that youtube.com doesn't show -- Hansen's neck crunching at an awkward angle in the wrong direction. I initially said Rohr should get 15 games. Maybe that was overshooting it a bit, but the one-game suspension doled out by the league was at least five too few. The decision was based partly on Hansen's health, which is a dangerous precedent to set.
- As the Port Huron Icehawks try to guarantee some sort of future -- they average a league-worst 1,241 fans per game -- they had a meeting with some knowledgeable fans.
- Former Komets coach Greg Puhalski lost his debut as Wheeling's coach, in overtime.
- Pay attention here, readers: I hoped it wouldn't come to this, but I have begun banning some people who have been leaving inappropriate, profane comments. The next step will be turning off the comments function altogether, so please keep things in good taste on the blog. My thanks to those of you who policed the blog in my absence and even let an editor know things were going awry without my knowledge. One of you said it best when pointing out, there are many kids who read this, too.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette