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No signings today

Komets general manager David Franke said there will be no announcements of signings today, but said that Chris Auger, Jean-Michel Rizk and Stephon Thorne all remain in the mix. (I've heard they've agreed to terms.)

He also said Brent Henley is being spoken to, as well.

As for Thomas Beauregard, he said that has cooled off but didn't rule it out.

And, of course, we're still waiting for finalization of a Charlie Effinger contract, but Franke said nothing has been finalized there, either.

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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