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Pregame primer

The Komets are 3-3-1 against the Kalamazoo Wings, heading into their game today at Memorial Coliseum.

Wings coach Nick Bootland got tossed, and fined, for berating the referee in a 2-1 loss to Florida on Saturday night. I looked at the tape. He called him some choice words and kicked the puck on his way out.

Two Wings players, Eric Kattelus and Aaron Clarke, were fined for actions, too, in that game.

The Komets are going to play Kenny Reiter in net today, their fourth game in five days.

Matt Kennedy will likely be back in the lineup after missing 15 games with a leg injury.

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