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Syroczynski returning

Matt Syroczynski

The Komets are on a 5-0-1 surge, playing their best hockey of the season so far, and their lineup is about to get a huge boost.

Matt Syroczynski has been released by Norfolk of the American Hockey League and will rejoin the Komets on Tuesday, Fort Wayne coach Al Sims said.

Syroczynski, the Komets' top-line left wing, has five goals and eight points in five games this season. With Norfolk, he had six goals and 10 points in 30 games.

The Komets will also get forward Mitch Woods back Tuesday. He last played for the team in 2007-08 and is coming out of retirement. He needs to get back into shape, though, and probably won't be in the lineup for a couple of weeks.

To make room for Syroczynski, the Komets will have to release someone before Friday's game against Flint.

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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