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Syro hangs 'em up

David Franke comfirmed to me today that Matt Syroczynski is retiring, at the tender age of 27.

On the one hand, that's a shame, because Syro seems to have a lot of hockey left in him. His 30 goals in 48 games were second only to Leo Thomas during the regular season, and he was the man in the playoffs, with 11 goals in 12 games.

On the other hand, he apparently has himself set up well in business back home. So good for him.

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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