RUMOR - HC Fribourg-Gottéron's import defenseman Dominik Granak seems to be returning to Sweden for the upcoming season. According to Expressen.se, the 31-year-old is a candidate for the second division team Rögle BK.

NHL - Swiss international Dean Kukan will join the Columbus Blue Jackets on an entry-level deal. The defenseman has signed a contract for the next two seasons with the NHL organisation.

SWISS ICE HOCKEY - Swiss netminder Florence Schelling has announced on her personal Twitter account that she will be joining the Swedish team Linköping HC for the upcoming season.

NLB - Vincent Léchenne, who has worked as HC Ajoie's team manager for the last three years, will become Gary Sheehan's assistant coach as of next season. Therefore, the 48-year-old returns behind HC Ajoie's boards.

NLB - Defenseman Patrick Blatter, who has joined the Lakers during the past season and signed a new contract in February, has decided to stay in Rapperswil. His contract, which is running through 2016, is thus also valid for the NLB.