As the club informs, Patrik Bärtschi will be out for 1 to 2 weeks with muscular problems. Furthermore, also their import-forward Guillaume Latendresse is not ready to return to action yet. According to the club's website, he's suffering from an upper-body injury (presumably a concussin) and is out until further notice - just as their netminder Lukas Flüeler. Instead of Flüeler, 18yr-old Melvin Nyffeler will get his third start in a row tonight against HC Fribourg-Gottéron.

No longer needed in Rapperswil, the 33yr-old forward Loïc Burkhalter now finds refuge in Biel. Just as Andreas Hänni, Burkhalter will practice with EHC Biel as of tomorrow.

The ZSC Lions still have to cope without their netminder Lukas Flüeler in tomorrow's game against HC Fribourg-Gottéron. After he had suffered a concussion during practice before the international break, he took up practice again but suffered a setback. Head coach Marc Crawford will count again and for the third time in a row on 18yr-old Melvin Nyffeler as their starting goalie.

HC Ajoie will not have to look for a new import-player. As "RFJ" reports, Slovakian forward Vladimir Dravecky has agreed to terms on a contract extension through the end of the season.

According to "RFJ", Pierrick Pivron will finally give his season debut for HC La Chaux-de-Fonds in tomorrow's away game against EHC Olten. The 23yr-old French right wing returns from a lenghty knee-injury, which he had suffered at the end of August during a pre-season game.