MEDICAL REPORT - HC Ambrì-Piotta has to make do without Alexandre Giroux and Paolo Duca tonight. Whereas Giroux is ill, Duca suffered an upper body injury in yesterday's game against EV Zug.

MEDICAL REPORT - Because their netminder Daniel Manzato is sick and won't be able play in Bern tonight, HC Lugano makes use of a B-license and calls up EHC Visp's Matthias Schoder.

NLA - As Blick journalist Stephan Roth reports, HC Fribourg-Gottéron seems to be interested in 19-year-old defender Yannick Rathgeb, who is currently playing his second season with OHL's Plymouth Whalers in North America.

RUMOR - In view of the upcoming season, HC La Chaux-de-Fonds seems to be close to signing two new defenders. According to L'Impartial, one of them is Luca Camperchioli, who is currently playing with HC Davos.

MEDICAL REPORT - HC La Chaux-de-Fonds' defenseman Arnaud Jaquet was not able to finish yesterday's game against SC Langenthal because of a knee injury.