When the Utah Grizzlies open their longest homestand of the season Friday night at the E Center against the Michigan K-Wings, they'll have a new, experienced player in the lineup trying to help the offensively challenged team score goals.

Don Biggs, a 33-year-old center, is now with the Grizz after being traded by Cincinnati for winger Fred Knipscheer. Biggs was the captain of the Cyclones and had played in 319 straight games for Cincinnati, the longest current streak in the International Hockey League. He holds 52 team records for Cincinnati including games (426), goals (137) and assists (275). Last season Biggs scored 25 goals with 52 assists.Knipscheer, one of Utah's leading scorers in each of the past two seasons, had 13 points this year for Grizz with four goals and nine assists in 20 games.

Utah, just 7-12-3 on the year, will not play on the road again until after Christmas. Friday's game will be the first of seven straight at home.