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Ice Chips

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Things to be excited about?

Just in time for the final three mind-numbing games of the season, the Komets have brought in a new player: 5-foot-9 forward Lindsay Sparks, who had been with the University of Michigan.

He had four goals and eight points in 16 games this season.

The Komets released J.P. Labardo, who had one goal and three points in four games.

Charlie Effinger will be in net against the Toledo Walleye tonight.

By the way, the annual end-of-season party and jersey auction will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Appleseed Room at Memorial Coliseum.

Also, for our postgame video recaps, starting tonight, we will be trying HD video. Stay tuned.

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