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Woods readying

Forward Mitch Woods, who will make his much-anticipated return to the Komets' lineup Friday against the visiting Quad City Mallards, said he expects to take a few shifts per period.

"I feel pretty good," he said. "It's been going a lot better than I expected. I talked to (coach) Al Sims and we're in agreement not to have me play overly much, just get back in the feeling of things and not do too much, feel it out."

Asked if fans wanting to see him scrap a lot should temper their enthusiam, Woods said: "That stuff finds me more than I find it. We'll see. I'm not guaranteeing anything."

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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