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K's fans are amazing

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Komets fans are amazing. Here we are with a meaningless game between the Komets and Kalamazoo Wings -- well, except for pride -- and I see a lot of Fort Wayne fans here at Wings Stadium (aka Coliseum North).

I forgot to mention the other day that Brandon Marino has the 'A' on his jersey now, with Colin Chaulk and Brett Smith out of the lineup.

Kalamazoo goalie Joel Martin could play his 63rd game tonight. That's amazing. He's 30.

An update on Chaulk: He's basically feeling the same and will continue rehabbing. I don't think we'll know until July or so if his career is over.

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