The Komets are playing without defenseman Danko Mironovic, who is battling a virus. He is unlikely to play Sunday at Muskegon, Mich., too.
The Komets remain up on the Dayton Gems, 1-0 after two periods at Memorial Coliseum.
It's been a back-and-forth game. Fort Wayne goaltender Tim Haun looks sharp with 19 saves so far.