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    C.J. Severyn, a left wing who had 34 goals and 79 points in 109 ECHL games over the last two seasons with Orlando, is a now a member of the Komets.
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Meaningless game? Yep.

I honestly can't recall covering a more meaningless game. I know the Komets ran away with the regular-season trophy in 2008, so there were some inconsequential games, but at least we wanted to see if they cruised into the playoffs or faltered.

Tonight's game? Nothing to it, really.

To the Komets' credit, they're playing hard. They have outshot the Mallards 13-10, though it's scoreless early in the second.

Tim Haun is in the net for the Komets and looks fine. I now expect he will be on the playoff roster.

Beyond that, the biggest thing of note is that Konstantin Shafranov is still here -- in the press box.

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