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Pregame news and notes

It's a big game tonight for the Komets in Orlando, Fla., and not just because Fort Wayne is trying to get on the right track.

And not just because the Solar Bears are looking to avenge the 5-4 shootout loss from Friday night.

The Komets are six points behind Toledo (with three games in hand) for third place in the division. And Kalamazoo and Evansville are only a point back of the Komets.

And the IceMen just made a trade that could change their dynamic: Click here.

Did you hear about this? Click here.

Finally, on Thomas Beauregard, obviously he's been a great pickup. But they need him to be more consistent: Click here to see game-by-game stats.

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