Raphael Diaz's contract in Montreal will expire at the end of the season. Therefore, the Canadiens will soon begin negotiations about a contract extension with their 27yr-old Swiss defender.

As the "Neue Luzerner Zeitung" reports, EV Zug is chasing HCD's forward Dario Bürgler. Thanks to an out-clause in his contract, he would be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season.

After Andreas Hänni, EHC Biel seems to be interested in 33yr-old center Loïc Burkhalter, too. The Rapperswil-Jona Lakers have recently scratched him from their squad.

After HC Lugano finished the last Ticino derby on October 29 against HC Ambrì-Piotta under protest and appealed it's result the other day, today the single judge has rejected their appeal.

As HC Lugano announces on their website, they have extended the contract with their coaching duo Patrick Fischer and Peter Andersson for another two years through to the 2016 season.