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Trade on horizon for K's

Two sources have told The Journal Gazette that the Komets have acquired forward Brett Lyon from the Bakersfield Condors.

Komets officials declined to comment.

I don't know what the Komets gave up, but based on what I'm hearing it sounds like it was for cash, not a player.

Lyon, 22, is scoreless with 18 penalty minutes in four games with Bakersfield this season. He has also played one game with Abbotsford of the American Hockey League.

Last season, with Bakersfield and Orlando of the ECHL, he had five goals, 10 points and 190 penalty minutes.

This would give the Komets another tough guy; Lyon had 22 fighting majors last season. He is 6-foot-2, 195 pounds.

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