Utica Comets Season Opener: Who Dresses?

The team opens the season at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Toronto Marlies.

AHL rules permit a team to dress no more than 18 skaters and two goalies every game, meaning that Travis Green will have to scratch seven players every game. With nine defensemen and two goalies on the roster, the bulk of those cuts likely will come from the 16 forwards (of which Zalewski is one) the Comets currently are carrying.

Who made the cut?

FORWARDS: Darren Archibald, Carter Bancks,

Carter Bancks
Carter Bancks

Brandon DeFazio,


Alex Friesen,

(Comets Photo by Lindsay A. Mogle)

Brendan Gaunce, Alex Grenier, Wacey Hamilton, Dustin Jeffrey, Nicklas Jensen


, Ryan Jones, Ronalds Kenins, Patrick Kennedy, Kellan Lain, Cal O’Reilly, Hunter Shinkaruk, Mike Zalewski.

DEFENSEMEN: Peter Andersson, Jeremie Blain, Alex Biega, Travis Ehrhardt, Kent Huskins, Kane Lafranchise, John Negrin, Bobby Sanguinetti, Henrik Tommernes.

GOALIES: Joacim Eriksson, Jacob Markstrom.

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