Comets sign Laberge, Schmelzer

The Utica Comets have signed forwards Samuel Laberge and Ryan Schmelzer to American Hockey League contracts for the 2021-22 season.

DiPietro buoyed by taxi-squad survival

In a compacted and coronavirus inflicted season in which he played just four late-campaign games with Utica, Michael DiPietro could be labeled a survivor.