Komets right wing David Hukalo, the Playoff MVP of last spring, is in the lineup after missing a game because of a back spasms.
However, he hasn't been able to help the Fort Wayne offense. The Komets, playing without center Colin Chaulk, trail the Dayton Gems 1-0 in the first period at Memorial Coliseum.
Chaulk is going to miss three games because of a death in the family.
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- Goaltender Tim Haun, who has two more games left on his seven-game suspension for a baseball-like swing of the stick at Port Huron's Derek Patrosso, should start Thursday's game against Bloomington, general manager David Franke said.