MEDICAL REPORT - As Radio Fribourg reports, HC Fribourg-Gottéron will have to cope without their 29yr-old defenseman Marc Abplanalp until Christmas. He has to undergo a meniscus surgery.

NLA - The Rapperswil-Jona Lakers have signed 39yr-old Michel Zeiter as their new assistant coach. He will support head coach Anders Eldebrink until the end of the current season.

NLA - The 49yr-old Swiss-Canadien replaces Rupert Meister, who will again act as goalie coach. Gary Sheehan will stay until the end of the season, head coach is still Lars Leuenberger.

CHAMPIONS HOCKEY LEAGUE - As of August 2014 the Champions Hockey League will be relaunched and crown a new European Champion - after 149 games - in February 2015.

NLB - Under contract with EHC Biel but healthy scratch in most games, 25yr-old forward Kevin Lötscher joins HC Ajoie. He will play in the National League B until the end of the season.