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Sims won't be filling in

For those who thought that Allen's part in the brawl with Laredo -- check out the video above -- would mean that the Americans' coach, Dwight Mullins, wouldn't be able to coach in the All-Star Game: Sorry.

The league has informed me that, although suspensions have yet to be announced from Sunday's brawling, Mullins will be able to coach in the All-Star Game at Prescott Valley, AZ.

That means Fort Wayne coach Al Sims, whose team is now atop the CHL, won't be filling in.

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