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Columbus Blue Jackets, CHL’s Fort Wayne Komets reach working agreement

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Fort Wayne Komets to serve as the NHL club’s Central Hockey League affiliate for the 2010-11 season.

The Komets will also have a working agreement with the Blue Jackets’ top minor-league club, the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

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The agreements were announced Thursday.

The Komets were founded in 1952 and are in their first season in the CHL. The franchise was a member of the original International Hockey League from 1952-99. It then played in the United Hockey League from 1999-2007 when the UHL took over the IHL name.