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  • Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette The Komets’ Brady Shaw, left, tries to keep control of the puck as he’s hooked by Cincinnati’s Brady Vail.  

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:30 pm

Komets losing Shaw to AHL

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Brady Shaw, who has eight goals and 25 points in 31 games for the Komets, has been called up to Chicago of the American Hockey League, The Journal Gazette has learned.

He was packing his bags after the Komets’ 6-5 victory tonight over the Wheeling Nailers at Memorial Coliseum.

Plans were already in place to bring in some new players, including rookie Gregg Burmaster, but the loss of Shaw will mean more playing time for Kyle Hope, who had an assist and a fight tonight, Taylor Crunk and Reid Jackman.

As for the victory over the Nailers, which put the Komets back in possession of fourth place in the Central Division, there were a lot of different emotions among the Komets after the game.

They were happy to win, of course, but the defense has to get better for them to have any sustained success.

“This (victory) is huge,” J.C. Campagna said. “Every game, coming down the stretch with how tight the standings are, is going to be huge. Especially since this is a team that we were tied with, now we pull ahead of them. It’s just going to be about consistency, every single night. If you lose a couple games, you could be out of the playoffs. If you win a couple, then you move up.”

Shaw has 11 games of AHL experience with San Antonio. 

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