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Rizk released, coming to K's


Right wing Jean-Michel Rizk has been released by Hershey of the American Hockey League and will be in Fort Wayne when training camp opens next Monday.

There are still three players expected to join the Komets that are trying out for AHL teams: defenseman Frankie DeAngelis with Worcester, plus forward Tom Mele and defenseman Tristin Llewellyn with Springfield.

Defenseman Craig Cescon, traded from Fort Wayne to Wichita last week for Jesse Bennefield, was released by Chicago of the AHL, too.

Also, the Komets still have not finalized the signing of a 30th player for training camp, but it will be a goaltender, general manager David Franke said.

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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