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Things to pass along

The Komets' health issues haven't improved. Much the opposite.

Brett Smith missed practice today because of illness. And Josh Brittain is banged up. And Eric Giosa had a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Add them to Marco Cousineau (groin), Matt Kennedy (leg) and Ryan Hegarty (hand).

The Komets are hoping maybe they can get Nick Schaus back from Norfolk of the American Hockey League.

  • In the above video, check out former Komet Justin Hodgman fighting in Russia. You can also click here; in case it's not showing up.
  • According to the Komets, Don Tanner, a Komets and IHL historian, has uncovered two more Thankgiving Day games played in the franchise's past. They were played in 1952 (a 3-2 loss at Cincinnati) and 1957 (a 7-3 loss to visiting Toledo). So, the Komets are 32-15-4 in Turkey Day games at Memorial Coliseum and 2-2-0 on the road.
  • Aaron Gens of Evansville, the man who ended Chris Auger's season Oct. 20 with a low hit, broke his hand blocking a shot at the Coliseum in the IceMen's 5-0 victory on Saturday: Click here.

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