Updated: Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 9:07 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 3:20 PM EST
CLICK ON THE VIDEO TABS FOR INTERVIEWS WITH JEFF DESLAURIERS (CLIP 1) AND AL SIMS (CLIP 2).
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - For the first time in the Al Sims era the Komets have a goaltender with NHL experience as Jeff Deslauriers was assigned to Fort Wayne by the Anaheim Ducks earlier this week.
Deslauriers was on the ice with Komets for practice on Thursday when WANE caught up with him.
Deslauriers, 28, was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft while a member of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL. He was selected to the 2001-02 QMJHL All-Rookie Team and was named Defensive Rookie of the Year.
He played in four games with the Anaheim Ducks last season, going 3-1. He had yet to play for Anaheim this season when the Ducks sent him down on Tuesday.
The Komets will be in action Friday night at 8 p.m. when the host division-leading Cincinnati at War Memorial Coliseum.
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