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Ice Chips

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    The Komets were in need of a defenseman who can score and hit and they got one today – and he should be familiar to fans of the team – with the signing of Matt Krug.
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A new player, a tie

After missing on an early breakaway, Matt Syroczynski scored off a rebound to tie it at 1 between the Komets and the Evansville IceMen at Memorial Coliseum.

They have outshot the IceMen 13-7.

Jeff Deslauriers gave up his worst goal since joining the Komets, though, when a backhand shot from the blue line eluded him.

The Komets' new player is J.P. Labardo, a rookie, who had 55 goals and 128 points over five Ontario Hockey League seasons with Guelph and Erie. He had 24 goals and 62 points in 67 games this season.

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