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Monday, January 06, 2020 7:50 pm

St-Amant expected back for All-Star Classic

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Shawn St-Amant, who was selected today to represent the Komets at the ECHL All-Star Classic, is close to returning from his upper-body injury. He should, therefore, be able to play in the Classic at Wichita, Kansas, on Jan. 22.

He’s totaled 14 goals and 25 points in just 22 games for the Komets.

“I think he’s the most consistent forward we’ve got, as far as his day in and day out effort,” Komets coach Ben Boudreau said. “He’s a true pro and deserves every opportunity he’s gotten.”

St-Amant, 23, has missed the last seven games, and nine of the last 13, with his injury.

The Classic will utilize a four-team 3-on-3 tournament. Two teams in the rally scoring event will represent the host Wichita Thunder. St-Amant will play for the Western Conference. There will be a skills competition that counts toward the All-Star Classic’s cumulative score.

The only other player with Fort Wayne ties participating is Ralph Cuddemi, who played last season briefly for the Komets and is now with the Reading Royals.

Also representing Central Division teams are Cincinnati goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Wheeling forward Cam Brown, Toledo forward Josh Kestner, Kalamazoo forward Dylan Sadowy and Indy forward Spencer Watson.

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