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Ice Chips

  • Bootland not coming to K's
    You may have heard that Darryl Bootland has defected from the CHL's Allen Americans to join a team in the ECHL. It's not the Komets, according to general manager David Franke.
  • Szydlowski would like bigger role with K's
    Shawn Szydlowski, who re-signed with the Komets today, said he hopes to have a top-line type of role this season.
  • AHL could be coming to town
    There is a possibility the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters and Grand Rapids Griffins will play an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 4.

A little bit of pressure?

Boy, do you think Colin Chaulk is feeling a little pressure tonight?

In case you missed today's column on the subject of his return, and what it could mean historically, click here.

I don't know that I can equate this event to much, except when Steve Fletcher came out of retirement for one game, and wound up dropping the gloves to fight, and when Chaulk returned from his MRSA staph infection in 2008-09.

  • As if tonight won't be interesting enough, the Saturday game at Dayton could have some fireworks, too. Click here. (I got quoted? Without being quoted?) Normally, though, these types of incidents don't amount to much.
  • This is absolutely amazing.

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