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Players happy with moves

Henley
Lovell

I spoke with several Komets players over the last couple days and they are pleased with the moves to bring Brent Henley and Jamie Lovell in, though I don't anticipate either being in the lineup Saturday.

The players I spoke to -- who shall remain nameless -- warned that no one should think either Henley or Lovell will be "saviors," but that they solidify what is clearly the weakest part of the team -- the blue line.

The one concern I heard voiced several times: The bad penalties that Henley has sometimes been prone to giving up.

This clearly sets up some battles to stay on the roster, though. I don't think it's any secret that David Starenky and Tristin Llewellyn can't afford to play poorly right now.

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  • I don't think the NHL is far away from this: Click here.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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