Walleye pound Komets with 43 shots on goal in 9-4 win


FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Toledo Walleye snapped a two-game losing streak with their second win over the Fort Wayne Komets in less than a week.

Toledo pounded the Fort Wayne goaltenders with 43 shots on Monday night for a 9-4 victory.

Andrej Nestrasil led the attack with two goals and two assists, while Travis Novak added two goals.

Also scoring for Toledo was Wes O’Neill, Adam Hobson, Joey Martin, Kyle Rogers, and Terry Broadhurst.

Toledo’s Jordan Pearce made 28 saves in net for the Walleye (18-13-2).

The goal explosion started in the second period as Toledo broke a 2-2 tie with goals from Broadhurst, O’Neill, and Nestrasil.

The Walleye tacked on four more goals in the third stanza, outshooting Fort Wayne (16-14-2) 43-32 in the contest.

Scott Kishel, Eric Giosa, Matt Firman, and Jean-Michel Rizk each scored for the Komets. Ken Reiter allowed four goals on 24 shots before being chased, and Charlie Effinger finished, making 14 saves and allowing five goals.

Toledo plays Friday at Kalamazoo and at home Saturday against Orlando.

Campbell, Warkentin traded to Bakersfield

The Walleye traded forward Max Campbell and defenseman Dale Warkentin to Bakersfield on Monday in exchange for defenseman Olivier Dame-Malka.

Dame-Malka, a second-year pro, has played in 23 games this year and has five goals, seven assists and 66 penalty minutes.

“Dame-Malka is a skilled, physical defenseman who will bring a lot of energy to our team,” Walleye coach Nick Vitucci said. “He plays both ends of the ice very well.”

Campbell was ranked seventh on the team in scoring. He played in 30 games with the Walleye, scoring 11 goals to go along with nine assists. The second-year pro was in his first season with the Walleye.

Campbell had Toledo’s only hat trick this season in a 5-2 win against Fort Wayne last week.

Warkentin had two assists in seven games with Toledo.

Dame-Malka spent most of last season with Wheeling, appearing in 36 games and had 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists).

Dame-Malka also spent some of his first professional season with Hamilton of the American Hockey League. He had three points in 21 contests.

On Monday, Walleye forward Brent Raedeke was reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

Raedeke made his first appearance in Toledo this season during two home games last weekend. He scored the game-tying goal in Saturdaay’s 4-3 shootout loss to Kalamazoo.