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Bootland not coming to K's

You may have heard that Darryl Bootland has defected from the CHL's Allen Americans to join a team in the ECHL. It's not the Komets, according to general manager David Franke.

Just a guess, but maybe he's going back to Kalamazoo.

Bootland guided Allen to the last two titles in the CHL.

Click here to read a story about former Komets player and coach Robbie Laird bringing the Stanley Cup back to his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan.

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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