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  • This is sad news
    Former Komets star Joe Kastelic, who once owned the record for most goals scored in the IHL, died Wednesday at 81. He skated for the Komets from 1953 to 1957 and then again in 1960-61.
  • Major signings for Komets
    The Komets bolstered their roster with a potential No. 1 goaltender, a former first-round NHL draft pick, a familiar face and player who should be popular with the fans.
  • Former Komet in Elmira
    Steven Shamanski, who had a cup of coffee with the Komets, has signed to play this season with Elmira of the ECHL.
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What will K's do?

There's a looming decision on the horizon for the Komets regarding their veterans.

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  • Because of a death in the family, goaltender Charlie Effinger will not be with the team in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Marco Cousineau, however, has been reassigned to the Komets by Norfolk of the American Hockey League. Larkin Saalfrank, the IPFW goalie who played for the team in the preseason, will be the backup.
  • The game will be on 1380 AM and 106.7 FM because of the State of the Union address.
  • Jamie Milam will make his return to the lineup. Scott Kishel (hand) will not play.
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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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