FLINT, Mich. -- After missing 14 games with a groin injury, goaltender Nick Boucher is back in the lineup. After missing 10 games with head/neck/shoulder injuries, defenseman Kevin Hansen is also on the ice for the Komets, who take on the Flint Generals tonight. Forward Olivier Legault is also out there, after sitting three games.
That's the good news.
But the Komets are without forward David Hukalo, who has the flu and also won't play Saturday at Muskegon, Mich. Center Mathieu Curadeau remains on call-up with Worcester of the American Hockey League, though he should be back Monday.
To make room for Boucher, the Komets placed seldom-used goalie Corey Wogtech on injured reserve.
For the third time this season, Bloomington lost a star player to Europe. Jarrod Skalde, a former NHL player, will play in Austria. As an outsider looking in, one of two things has to be going on: Someone in the region is recruiting players away from the league, particularly Bloomington; or the players don't like the coach.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette