Rumor

RUMOR - Rob Schremp, who is currently part of Skellefteå AIK, is supposedly on the radar of HC Lugano, as 20 Minuten reports. Furthermore, Marcel Hossa is seemingly also of interest to the Bianconeri.

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Rob Schremp (photo) played well on a personal level last year, but EV Zug decided to go into a new direction for the 2014-15 season and did not renew his contract. The American played 45 games for EV Zug, scoring ten goals and 27 assists. This season, he has put up 16 points in 29 games for Skellefteå.

As for Marcel Hossa, he and Dinamo Riga mutually decided to end their contract at the end of December. He is now looking for a team in Europe, but has currently agreed to play for his youth team HK Ducla Trencin in the Slovakian league. However, he is just bidding his time there until he can find a new employer, as one can read on the team’s website.

Hossa has scored 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 38 games for Dinamo Riga. A former first round pick by the Montreal Canadiens, he could never quite make an impact in the NHL, unlike his brother Marian, who plays for the Blackhawks. In 251 games for the Habs, the New York Rangers and the Arizona Coyotes, the 33-year-old forward scored 65 points (33 goals, 32 assists). (mso)

UPDATE As Ticinonews reports, HC Lugano's team manager Roland Habisreutinger denies that they have had contact with the two players in question: "We did not talk to them." - 20 January 2014, 12:17 PM