HOCKEYALLSVENSKAN - As Leksands IF announces on their website, they have signed Tommi Paakkolanvaara to a two-year contract. The Finn will thus stay with the HockeyAllsvenskan team until the end of the 2016-17 season.

SPENGLER CUP - The third participant for the Spengler Cup 2015, after host HC Davos and regular guest Team Canada, has been announced: current DEL champions Adler Mannheim will make their return to the tournament.

NATIONAL TEAM - Glen Hanlon has announced, as reported by Giampaolo Giannoni (RSI), that GSHC's Romain Loeffel will be added to the Swiss roster and is going to play in tomorrow's game against the Czech Republic.

NLB - The Rapperswil-Jona Lakers have signed new contracts with Reto Schmutz, Raphaël Kuonen and Michael Hügli. Furthermore, Cyrill Geyer (photo) will play for one more season and HCAP's Marc Grieder joins the Lakers.

NHL - According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, Edmonton Oilers' GM Peter Chiarelli seems to be interested in defenseman Dean Kukan, 21, who is currently playing at the World Championship in Prague with the Swiss national team.