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  • Looks almost official
    Center Thomas Frazee posted on his twitter account he will play for the Komets this season.
  • Next great local hockey star?
    Karch Bachman is on track to a professional career in hockey. Possibly one in the NHL. It'll be fun to follow his development.
  • A possible new Komet
    No official word yet, but I'm hearing that the Komets may be completing a deal with Thomas Frazee, who had 24 goals and 47 points in 60 games last season with Quad City of the CHL.
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John Muse defends the goal during a recent preseason game at Memorial Coliseum.

Muse may be gone awhile

If you're hoping John Muse will only be gone for the two Komets games this weekend, don't hold your breath.

The goaltender was called up to Charlotte of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Charlotte is without either of its top two goalies -- Justin Peters and Mike Murphy -- as they were called to the parent club, the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes are without Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin.

Muse stopped all 30 shots he faced in Charlotte’s 5-0 victory Friday at Calder Cup-champion Grand Rapids.

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