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Marlie to Idaho, and more

Remember all that hubub that Sam Carrick was going to be assigned to the Komets by the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs? (The misinformation was started by the Toronto Sun.)

Carrick has been sent to Idaho of the ECHL.

Elsewhere, defenseman Tim Buttery, who was cut by the Komets during training camp, has been released by San Francisco. He didn't play for the Bulls.

As an aside, my brother lives in San Francisco and, while he is skeptical that team can succeed there, he said he's been impressed with all the advertising for the team that he's seen in the Bay Area.

Oh, and I did ask the Komets if they would share the awesome pregame video of the players pumping up the fans. They said they preferred to keep that in-house ... for now.

Click here to read a little bit more on Bob Chase. And make sure you check out the paper tomorrow for even more.

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