The Nanaimo Clippers roster became a little clearer on Tuesday morning as import forwards Dylan Denomme and Zach Sabatini left the team and will be released.
The six-foot, 200-pound Denomme is headed back home to Windsor, Ont., after scoring two assists and picking up nine penalty minutes in six games.
Sabatini, meanwhile, has headed down to the U.S. in search of opportunities. The five-foot-10, 175-pound, Johns Creek, Ga., native only got into four games as a Clipper, never making it on to the score sheet, while picking up two penalty minutes.
They were both surpassed in the lineup with the emergence of forwards Bo Brauer and Korey Morgan, both who are affiliated players and likely will be added on to full time cards.
"It's just numbers more than anything," said Clippers head coach and general manager Mike Vandekamp. "We had to decide which players we were going to move forward with. .. In Zach's case, and I think in Dylan's case, he was struggling a little bit in his own mind and he felt like he would be better suited to go home and look at something different."
Vandekamp says the tinkering is not over with the club, though there is nothing imminent.
"We're always looking to get a little bit better, looking outside of the team to see what's there," he said. "Right now we'll keep plugging away with the 22 that are here."
The Clippers are at Bear Mountain on Friday to play the Victoria Grizzlies at 7:15 p.m., and then host the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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