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Ice Chips

  • Komets sign three players
    The Komets added goaltender Eric Levine, forward Nicola Levesque and defenseman Paul Arnott to their roster Tuesday, giving them 24 players so far for the upcoming season.
  • Komets sign defenseman James Martin
    The Komets have signed defenseman James Martin, who spent last season with the Alaska Aces and won the ECHL championship.
  • Komets sign forward Pistilli
    The Komets have signed forward Matthew Pistilli and reached an agreement with Konstantin Shafranov to be an assistant coach for a second straight season.

Surprise! Chaulk is back

Well, this will be a nice surprise for the huge crowd tonight at Memorial Coliseum: Komets captain Colin Chaulk is expected to be in the lineup.

He missed the last 32 games because of a shoulder injury and then a foot infection.

The Komets could sure use him.

Brent Henley will be the scratch, since the Komets can play only four veterans.

Also, Marco Cousineau is out, so Larkin Saalfrank is the backup to Charlie Effinger.

Evansville, by the way, is on a 1-4-1 slide (the lone victory coming against Fort Wayne) and the IceMen have won two of their last 11.

Fort Wayne has lost 5 of 7.

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