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Goaltender Kevin Murdock, then playing for Minnesota State-Mankato, makes a glove save against Denver in this October 2009 game in Denver.

Komets add 2 goalies

Goaltenders Matt Grogan and Kevin Murdock have agreed to terms with the Komets and are expected to be in the lineup tonight against Gwinnett, the club announced today.

Grogan, 25, recently completed a four-year college career at Connecticut, the Komets said in a statement. This year, he appeared in 26 games and had a 2.47 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. Last year, he was the NCAA's Goaltender of the Year.

Murdock, 23, finished his third year with Lake Superior State this season, the Komets said. His career goals-against average was 2.94.

Emergency backup goaltender Larkin Saalfrank has been released.

In other player moves today, forwards Kaleigh Schrock and Chris Auger have been activated, and forward Kenton Miller and defenseman Jace Coyle have been placed on reserve.

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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