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No new cuts

The Fort Wayne Komets made no cuts today, and general manager David Franke said this evening that they may not come until Thursday.

Franke was rather vague about how many players must go. The Komets have 23 players on the roster and must have an active roster of 20 by their season opener Friday at Dayton, Ohio.

We know David Hukalo will be on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, so it would seem that two players must go. However, I'm getting the impression the Komets might stash someone else on IR. Coach Al Sims remarked earlier in the week that Brandon Warner's ribs remain a concern, so maybe it would be him.

Regardless, here are the players I think are on the bubble: Vince Laise, Jimmy Bonneau, Matt Woodard, Bobby Phillips and Kaleigh Schrock.

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