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Who's sitting out?

Want to know who the Komets are sitting in favor of rookie forward Tom Mele? It looks to be forward Derek Patrosso.

Wow, how the mighty have fallen.

Just great excitement heading into this game. Personally, I just want it to go on -- not because I have any dog in this fight -- but just because it's been such a great series, and great series are rare.

For what it's worth, Tim Boron came out first and looks to be getting the start for Rapid City. Danny Battochio came out of the Rush's 4-3 Game 2 victory after one period with an undisclosed injury.

Rapid City leads the best-of-five Turner Conference semifinals 2-0.

Ben Smith has chimed in on this.

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