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Korczak on his way back

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.

More good news for the Kelowna Rockets.

Defenceman Kaeden Korczak is on his way back to town.

Korczak, who has spent the past few weeks in the training camp of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, was re-assigned to the Rockets Wednesday afternoon.

He'll be available for the Rockets when they open the regular season against Spokane Saturday.

The return of Korczak leaves only forward Nolan Foote absent from the team.

Foote remains with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.

He made his pre-season debut tonight against Carolina.


ORIGINAL: 1:25 p.m.

The Kelowna Rockets could have two fresh faces in the lineup when they open the regular season Saturday.

Forward Dillon Hamaliuk and defenceman Sean Comrie have both been returned to the Rockets following stints in NHL camps.

Hamaliuk was reassigned Tuesday by the San Jose Sharks, while Comrie was informed Wednesday he would be returning after a tryout with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Both players were acquired by the Rockets during the annual bantam draft.

Hamaliuk was part of a multi-player deal that saw Kelowna also also acquire defenceman Jake Lee and goaltender Cole Schwebius from the Seattle Thunderbirds.

He had 26 points in 31 games before being sidelined with a season-ending injury.

Comrie was dealt to the Rockets by the Brandon Wheat Kings. He spent last season at the University of Denver, where he had an assist in 18 games.

At the same time, the Rockets reassigned Noah Dorey. The 16-year-old defenceman was selected during the fourth round during the 2018 WHL bantam draft. In six preseason contests, Dorey had two assists.

Two Rockets, Nolan Foote (Tampa Bay) and Kaedan Korczak (Vegas) remain at NHL camps.

The Rockets kick off the regular season Saturday, when they host the Spokane Chiefs.

The home opener will also be the Rockets 10th annual Canadian Cancer Society Pink in the Rink game. Kelowna will wear pink jerseys that feature a special 10-year shoulder patch.

The jerseys will be up for auction, with the money raised going to the CIBC Run for the Cure. 

Pink glow wristbands will be handed out to fans, who are also encouraged to wear pink to the game. Prizes will be up for grabs for people sporting the colour.



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