RUMOR - Just before the Spengler Cup, foward Juraj Simek left Genève-Servette HC and signed with the Finnish team TPS Turku until the end of the season. But apparently, Turku is not Simek's desired destination, rather a temporary solution.

NLA - Every year, there's not only action on the ice during the Spengler Cup, but also behind the scenes. HCD's president Gaudenz Domenig is working on a contract extension with coach Arno Del Curto - and wants him to stay until 2021.

MEDICAL REPORT - HC Ajoie's Steven Barras was not able to finish the game against HC La Chaux-de Fonds tonight.

NLB - What was reported last week by Klaus Zaugg has now been confirmed. As La Regione reports, the SCL Tigers' Lorenzo Croce will indeed retire after the end of this season.

MEDICAL REPORT - According to Le Nouvelliste, HC Red Ice might count again on their 25-year-old Swiss-Ukrainian center Evgenï Chiriaev for tonight's derby against EHC Visp.