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Mallards saved ... again

Once again, the Quad City Mallards have skirted death.

The team will play in the CHL for a second straight season after a new ownership group was found Friday -- its fourth in as many years.

Prometheus Capital Partners, LLC, and Club 9 sports, a group that almost bought the Mallards a year ago, took over the Moline, Ill.-based franchise that was shut down buy Eric Karls on May 11, the Quad City Times and the Dispatch-Argus reported. W

ith Colorado and Odessa moving leagues, and champion Bossier-Shreveport suspending operations, the CHL will likely have 15 teams next season, including the Komets.

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