mt_ignoreRUMOR - Genève-Servette HC, who won the last two editions of the Spengler Cup, will apparently not take part in this year's tournament, which gives another team a chance to play in Davos, as the Südostschweiz reports.

NHL - The 2014-15 season started slowly for Raphael Diaz, sitting as a healthy scratch in many games early in the year. Nevertheless, he ended up playing 56 games in the regular season as well as three games in the Playoffs.

SHL - Still without a valid contract for the upcoming season, Rapperswil-Jona Lakers' former forward Niklas Persson is being chased by several clubs from Sweden, according to what one can read in a report of Expressen.se.

NLA - HC Fribourg-Gottéron has officially confirmed the signing of Sakari Salminen. The 26-year-old Finn will leave the Kontinental Hockey League and join the Dragons on a one-year contract, valid until the end of the 2015-16 season.

RUMOR - As the Finnish website Jatkoaika reports, the Finnish forward Sakari Salminen will join HC Fribourg-Gottéron for the upcoming season. The 26-year-old native of Pori, Finland has played in the KHL for the last two years.