Pascal Morency, who played last season for the Komets, has received a two-way contract offer to play for the American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. That's the team that former Komets coach Pat Bingham is now an assistant with.
But here's the trick: If Morency is sent down from the AHL, Bridgeport would like all its players to go to Utah of the ECHL. The Komets are trying to work something out to get Morency back if he's sent down, but Komets general manager David Franke said: "It's probably a done deal and Pascal is going there to Utah if he doesn't make the AHL roster."
Morency may even get an invitation to the New York Islanders' training camp.
With more bad news, Franke said Matt Syroczynski wants to play in the ECHL next season and the Komets are out of the picture.
OK, need some good news? Defenseman Guy Dupuis is close to re-signing -- it could happen as soon as Thursday -- and the Komets hope to hear from Bruce Richardson within five days, and they're confident he will return. The Komets have also made contract offers to David Hukalo and Kevin Hansen.
Finally, click here to read a story on the new IHL from ProHockeyNews.com.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette