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Pregame primer

They won't be in the lineup tonight at Evansville, but the Komets have a lot of help on the way.

The American Hockey League's Norfolk Admirals have sent Brandon Marino and Jean-Michel Rizk, plus defenseman Ryan Hegarty, back to Fort Wayne.

Marino, the Komets' leading point-scorer, and Rizk, the leading goal scorer, got only one-game looks from the Admirals. (Seems silly, almost, to spend all the money on travel for such an abbreviated look. Rizk is playing at an AHL level right now. And they were there for only three days.)

Hegarty didn't play in this stint with the Admirals.

Click here to read a story on how the Komets are successfully dealing with all the changes in their lineup lately.

In other news, former Komets defenseman Tyler Miller was picked up by Elmira, after he was released by Toledo. And former Komets prospect Jordy Trottier signed with Wheeling.

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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