I was a little befuddled as to why Phelix Martineau was suddenly out of the Komets' lineup for the home-and-home losses to the Toledo Walleye and now I've been told why. Apparently, he cut his hand while making breakfast Thursday and it was deep enough that he was unable to play. I don't have a timeline on his return.
However, I'm told that captain Jamie Schaafsma and forward Garrett Ladd should be back for the Komets' game Friday at Memorial Coliseum against the Indy Fuel. The Komets sure need them as they try to break from their 1-5-0 record. Schaafsma has missed the last four games and Ladd the last five.