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Changes on defense

Defenseman Jordon Southorn has been called up to Portland of the American Hockey League. And defenseman Jeremy Gates has been released.

Southorn was returned by Hamilton of the AHL last week. He didn't play a game there.

Southorn had 10 goals and 26 points in 41 games with Fort Wayne. Gates had one goals, six points and 31 penalty minutes in 31 games.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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