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Komets make first cuts

As expected, the Komets have waived forward Ryan Potts and goaltender Tony Manning. Potts, a Fort Wayne native and grandson of Komets legend Reggie Primeau, was being looked at as a possible midseason replacement for players in case of injuries. Manning, a local with no professional experience, was brought in because Kevin Reiter had been out of town on an American Hockey League tryout. All of the Komets who had been in the AHL -- Mathieu Curadeau, Craig Cescon, Derek Patrosso, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock and Reiter -- have been returned to Fort Wayne.

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