Fort Wayne, IN -- The Komets announced Thursday that defensemen Brent Henley and Jamie Lovell will be added to the Fort Wayne lineup. Lovell must secure immigration status prior to being added to the roster and Henley is expected to be in the lineup Saturday night when the Komets host Evansville.
Henley, 31, is a 10-year pro for 2011-12 and served two seasons with the Komets 2006-07 and 2007-08, winning the 2008 IHL Turner Cup Championship with Fort Wayne. During his previous two seasons in Fort Wayne, the veteran defenseman appeared in 62 regular season games scoring four assists and accumulating 182 penalty minutes. Henely contributed two assists and 23 penalty minutes appearing in all 13 playoff games en route to the 2008 IHL Championship. Henley has also skated 109 AHL games while serving time with Lowell, Rochester, Toronto, Edmonton, Springfield, Norfolk and Hartford registering 12 assists, 13 points and 378 penalty minutes. The Coquitlam, British Columbia native led Norfolk defensemen during 2008-09 with 198 penalty minutes and ranked second overall on the team in penalty minutes.
Lovell, 28, is in his seventh pro year and will be skating his fourth in the CHL. The veteran defenseman was a member of the IHL Port Huron IceHawks three seasons from 2007-2010. The Komets eliminated the IceHawks in the 2008 IHL finals and the 2010 IHL semifinals. Lovell led Port Huron against the Komets in the 2010 IHL semifinals with three goals, five assists and eight points in the seven games needed. Lovell also contributed a goal and four points to Port Huron's effort in the 2008 IHL finals which also needed seven games to decide. Lovell skated stints with Bloomington and Evansville last season registering a total of seven goals and 20 points in 64 CHL games.
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