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Rumor control: K's will play at Quad City

Two sources confirmed to The Journal Gazette that the Quad City Mallards were experiencing payroll problems, a rumor that was gaining traction in CHL circles today.

Tonight, however, a high-ranking member within the league told me that, while there was some truth to the rumors, the Mallards are now up to date and aren't in imminent danger of folding.

Komets president Michael Franke wouldn't discuss the rumors but said his team will play Friday night at Moline, Ill. In fact, general manager David Franke is already in the Quad Cities.

Club 9 sports bought the Mallards last June.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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