NATIONAL TEAM - According to Watson, another two finalists have turned down the invitations to the World Championship in Minsk: defenseman Severin Blindenbacher and forward Morris Trachsler (both ZSC).

NLA - As reports, young Italian-Swiss defenseman Ruben Rampazzo has signed a two-year contract with HC Davos. The 20-year-old played the past season with Ritten Sport in the Italian first division.

MEDICAL REPORT - As journalist Andrea Toreggiani (RSI) reports on Twitter, defenseman Julien Vauclair and goaltender Martin Gerber will both not play in the World Championship in Minsk.

MEDICAL REPORT - As journalist Angelo Rocchinotti (Blick) reports on Twitter, Sean Simpson can count on Simon Bodenmann for the World Championship 2014 in Minsk.

NLA - Genève-Servette HC now confirms what forward Alexandre Picard already announced shortly after GSHC's semifinal-out in the middle of April, the Grenats have extended his contract until the end of the 2015/16 season with the option of adding an additional season.