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Sources: Add Thorne to list

I heard from some other people tonight, and they tell me that the Komets have reached terms with Jean-Michel Rizk, Chris Auger and Stephon Thorne about returning to the team this season.

Komets general manager David Franke didn't return phone calls.

Haven't heard anything further on Brent Henley and another name that has gone quiet has been Thomas Beauregard, who starred with Wichita last season.

I believe he's a vet, though, as is Henley, and there's only one veteran spot left.

I'll keep you posted if I hear anything else, but I'm guessing we get a press release on something (Charlie Effinger) on Wednesday.

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