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Thomas could return Tuesday

The Komets didn't make any moves prior to today's deadline for signing players coming back from Europe. However, general manager David Franke said center Leo Thomas could be back in the lineup Tuesday at Bloomington, Ill.

Thomas has missed the last eight games because of undisclosed personal reasons.

Franke said several players are beaten up right now -- Artem Podshendyalov is not among them -- and the lineup decisions will be made after Tuesday's morning skate.

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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