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Another Molle injury?

The Komets have already lost defenseman Dustin Molle for the season with a groin injury. Now the fans are nervous about his brother, Bryant.

Bryant Molle, 6-foot-3, had a second-period fight with Quad City's 6-8 Taylor Vichorek and appeared to injure his shoulder falling to the ice. Molle hasn't yet returned and the Komets trail 3-1.

Not only is Bryant Molle a pivotal player for Fort Wayne, but they would have to find a suitable replacement before Friday because players must appear in three games to be eligible for the playoffs.

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