November saw more player movement for the Comets than October did as the team lost Sven Baertschi, Zack MacEwen, Tyler Graovac, Jalen Chatfield, and Nikolay Goldobin to recall by the big club during the month.
Baertschi spent 25 days with Vancouver, while MacEwen and Graovac have been up for 17 days and counting. Nikolay Goldobin and Jalen Chatfield are currently up with the Canucks as well.
This isn't to say that things were all bad in November as the Comets had some bright spots, to be sure.
After scoring just four times on the man advantage in the first month of the season, the Comets popped 12 goals with the extra man in November. Their power play now sits sixth in the AHL with a 22.1% success rate. Only seven teams have a better success rate on the penalty kill than Utica's 85.6% in that category as well.
Nikolay Goldobin, Kole Lind, and Brogan Rafferty each earned five power-play points in November, while Reid Boucher grabbed four.
The team is currently sitting 10th overall in the AHL while outscoring their competition by a 77-61 margin. That goal differential isn't as wide as it was in October when the team had outscored their opponents by 25 goals.
Jonah Gadjovich has had to battle the injury bug again this year as he was only able to play three games in October. He was also held out for the bulk of November but he returned with a vengeance, picking up three points in his four games. He is now up to five points in eight games this season.
Nikolay Goldobin and Reid Boucher paced the Comets attack with 10 points each for the month, while rookie blueliner Brogan Rafferty piled up nine.
Rafferty is having a fine rookie campaign as he currently stands atop the rookie lead amongst defensemen in the AHL with 16 points in 22 games. That has Brogan on pace for a 55 point season. For reference, the Comets record for points in a single season was set by Bobby Sanguinetti when he put up 40 back in the 2014/15 season. Brogan's 40 shots on goal sit third on the team behind Reid Boucher and Justin Bailey.
Kole Lind has also been having a solid season with 16 points of his own in 22 games. Lind put up 17 points in 51 games last year, so his improvement has been quite noticeable. The