PORT HURON, Mich. -- It's been a long season and, yes, the Komets are a bit beat up. Forward David Hukalo, the International Hockey League's Best Defensive Forward, is out for the rest of the Turner Cup Finals with a back injury. Defenseman Kevin Bertram, I'm told, will dress but likely won't play at all because of a rib injury.
So, the Komets will insert defenseman Ken Dufresne, who has yet to play a game in the professional ranks.
It should be interesting.
By the way, the Komets, who trail the series 3-2, will go with goaltender Nick Boucher, as expected.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette