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Ice Chips

  • Szydlowski would like bigger role with K's
    Shawn Szydlowski, who re-signed with the Komets today, said he hopes to have a top-line type of role this season.
  • AHL could be coming to town
    There is a possibility the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters and Grand Rapids Griffins will play an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 4.
  • Szydlowski returns to Komets
    Right wing Shawn Szydlowski has agreed to terms and will return to the Komets in 2014-15, the club announced today.

Some updates

The Komets have released goaltender Max Strang, so it looks as if Andrey Makarov will be back from his head injury in time for Friday's game at Elmira, N.Y.

Our old friend Greg Rajan had this sad story: Click here.

What did you think of the fracas in Vancouver vs. Calgary game on Saturday night? Bob Hartley and John Tortorella are not my favorite coaches, but I'll side with Tortorella on this one. If another coach puts the goons out in the starting lineup, you have to respond in kind. That being said, silly for him to go to the Calgary locker room; what good could come of that?

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