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    Want to see the fights, and some of the other action from the Komets' 4-1 victory at Kalamazoo, Michigan, today? Click here to see them.
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Still waiting

Hopefully by now you've read the story off the Komets' 3-2 victory over the Orlando Solar Bears, and watched the video. If not, you can click here.

(I've gotten great feedback on a couple elements of that video.)

I have no transactions to report yet, as we all wait to see who the Anaheim Ducks and Norfolk Admirals call up from Fort Wayne because of the conclusion of the NHL lockout.

I don't think there will be much. Best guess: Corey Elkins, Luca Caputi, Garrett Klotz, Nick Schaus and Marco Cousineau.

I really think, because they won't be losing all that much, at least in comparison to most ECHL teams, that the Komets are positioned well for the impending chaos.

And they will be getting back Colin Chaulk soon. The Komets are only two points back of Cincinnati and Toledo for first place in the division, and those teams are going to be decimated because they have multiple NHL affiliations.

I look at it this way: Elkins wasn't going to be here long anyway and Caputi is injured, making Schaus the big potential loss because he's probably the Komets' second- or third-best defenseman right now.

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