SHL/NHL - The ink has hardly dried yet on Dean Kukan's two-year entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Luleå's team manager Lars Bergström already hopes for his return in case he won't make the Blue Jackets' roster.

NLA - As La Liberté reports, the main share holders of HC Fribourg-Gottéron have settled on current vice president Michel Volet to become the Dragons' new president. He will be presented at the general assembly on July 1.

AHL - In only their second year as a franchise, the Utica Comets have won the Western Conference title and will play for the Calder Cup. Thanks to a 2-0 home win over the Grand Rapid Griffins last night, the Comets close the series 4-2.

NHL - As Yannick Weber's agent J.P. Barry told the Vancouver-based radio station News1130, he has had initial talks with the Canucks about a contract extension. Further talks are scheduled after the NHL Scouting Combine.

RUMOR - According to a report from the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, the Kölner Haie are highly interested in signing the Swedish forward Dragan Umicevic. The 30-year-old has played for EHC Biel during the last season.