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The Komets statement

Well, this doesn't answer much, but here's what Komets general manager David Franke said in a statement about Mickey Lang and Mike Vaskivuo being off the roster:

"From our standpoint these two players were going to be key members of the 2013-14 Komet team, but things have not worked out from the team perspective. We feel that it is time to change up the team further and make the right move to better our team in the coming days. So, both players have been suspended until a move can be made. There will be no further discussion on the matter by the Komets until the issue is properly resolved."

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