MEDICAL REPORT - As journalist Andrea Torreggiani (RSI) reports on Twitter, HCL's Dominik Schlumpf will not be able to play in tonight's playoff opener.

MEDICAL REPORT - According to the ZSC Lions, defenseman Steve McCarthy will finally return to the team's lineup tonight.

MEDICAL REPORT - According to Arcinfo, forward Benoît Mondou will be back in the lineup tonight.

NLB - As HC Thurgau announces in a press release, they have extended the contracts of Bloch, Lemm and Weber and have added four new players to their roster.

NLA - As journalist Marcel Kuchta (Aargauer Zeitung) reports on Twitter, HC Davos has extended their contracts with forward Marcus Paulsson (two years) and defenseman Noah Schneeberger (one year).