Utica aims to extend their win streak to a season-best five games -- all against North Division teams -- when they take on the Toronto Marlies Wednesday. It is the final contest of a three-game road trip for the Comets.

What: Utica Comets at Toronto Marlies.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto.

Broadcast: KROCK 94.9 FM; watchtheahl.com.

Records: Comets (20-16-2-1; 43 points, 3rd in the North based on points); Marlies (17-14-3-2, 39 points, 4th in the North.)

Season series: Utica leads the six-game series 2-1-0-0.

Last meeting: Utica won 5-3 on Oct. 14 in Toronto.

Game updates: @OD_Comets on Twitter.

Comets lines/pairings:

Jasek-Kero-Boucher

Dahlen-Gaunce-Pyatt

Bancks(C)-Hamilton(A)-MacEwen

Gadjovich-Darcy-Lind

McEneny-Graham

Sifers(A)-Brisebois

Wyszomirski-Watson

Kulbakov

About the Comets: Utica has won four consecutive games for the second time in about a month. Utica has not won more than four consecutive games this season. Utica is 6-3-1-0 in the last 10 and 13-6-1-0 in the last 20 games. … The Comets are 4-1-1-1 in games played in Canadian cities this season. Their lone regulation road loss to a Canadian road team was Nov. 30 in Belleville. The Comets have points in six of their last seven road games (5-1-1-0). Utica’s 25 road points are second-most in the AHL. … Tanner Kero notched his first professional hat trick on Sunday in his 240th game between the AHL and the NHL. Kero has 13 goals this season, which are seven off a career-best in the AHL for him. His 31 points this season are eight off his career-best in the AHL. Kero has four assists in three games against the Marlies this season. … Brendan Gaunce, who has been versatile option for the Comets this season, has two goals and three assists during a four-game point streak and has 19 points (9-10-19) in the last 20 games. It is the third season in which Gaunce has played more than 20 AHL games in a season that he has 20 or more points. … NHL veteran Tom Pyatt, who joined the team after Vancouver’s trade last week, has three assists in two games with the team. Pyatt, who last played in the AHL in 2010, has two goals and six assists in his last six games.

About the Marlies: Toronto has won three of its last four games following a 5-0 loss to Charlotte on Sunday. Toronto is 6-4-0-0 in the last 10 games. … The Marlies are 3-2-0-0 in the last five games against North Division teams this season. They are 12-11-3-2 against North teams this season. … Chris Mueller’s 19 goals are tied for second-most in the AHL and his 38 points rank fifth-best. Mueller has assist in one game against the Comets this season. … Michael Carcone has four goals and two assists in 11 games since he was traded from Utica in early December. He’s one of four former Comets player currently on the Marlies roster (Carcone, Jordan Subban, Frank Corrado and Griffen Molino). … Rome native Tom Sestito is on the Marlies roster, but hasn’t played some coming out of retirement about a month ago.

Transactions: Adam Gaudette was recalled from the Comets on Tuesday. … Defenseman Cliff Watson was added on a professional tryout contact Tuesday. … Thatcher Demko was recalled by the Canucks on Friday. He’s expected to spend the rest of the season with Vancouver. … The Comets added goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos on a professional tryout contract Friday. He has been backup the last two games … Last Wednesday, Darren Archibald was sent to Ottawa along with goaltender Anders Nilsson and in exchange for goalie Mike McKenna, forward Tom Pyatt and a 2019 sixth round draft pick. McKenna didn’t clear waivers Friday after being claimed by Philadelphia. Pyatt played both games last weekend for the Comets. … Defenseman Craig Wyszomirski was signed to a PTO on Wednesday.

Injuries: Dylan Blujus has recently been listed as a “question mark” for the weekend after being injured in practice earlier in the week. He's missed the last four games. ... Brendan Woods hasn’t played since Dec. 7 due to a lower-body injury. He skated in a red no-contact jersey during practice last Thursday… Jalen Chatfield (foot) remains out with a timeline for return set for the end of the month or earlier February. He was observed without a cast on his foot/leg for the first time Thursday. ... Ashton Sautner is out indefinitely following a hit to the face by Binghamton’s Eric Tangradi on Dec. 8. His timeline for return could be the end of the month or early February … Olli Juolevi is out for the regular-season after having knee surgery on Dec. 18, according to the Canucks. He was injured in November. ... Goaltender Richard Bachman was injured Dec. 21. He’s done for the season with an Achilles injury, according to the Canucks.

Comets active leaders: Reid Boucher 17-16-33

Tanner Kero 13-18-31

Zack MacEwen 14-15-29

Brendan Gaunce 10-10-20

Jonathan Dahlen 8-10-18

Comets goaltenders: Ivan Kulbakov 3.61/.893/7-6-2

Alex Sakellaropoulos – No AHL starts

Power play

UTI - 36/179 – 20.1%, 13th

TOR – 38/165 – 23%, 4th

Penalty kill

UTI - 29/164 – 82.3%, 11th

TOR - 34/146 – 76.7%, 28th