Minus two defensemen - that is the result of SCB's first period tonight against HC Ambrì-Piotta. According to "hockeyfans.ch", Beat Gerber had to leave the ice after only ten minutes due to problems with the adductors and only minutes later, Thomas Wellinger also had to quit the game. It is suspected that Wellinger suffered a concussion.

As the Calgary Flames inform via Twitter, the Swiss forward Sven Bärtschi is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. This is an unfortunate situation for the 20yr-old who is still fighting for his place on the Flames' roster. The Flames will start into the season on October 3 against the Washington Capitals and have to announce their final roster on Monday.

Bad news for Lausanne HC: their current topscorer, the Finnish striker Juha-Pekka Hytönen, missed yesterday's practice due to an upper-body injury. Nothing serious, LHC claims, but he will definitely miss tonight's game against EV Zug. His situation will be evaluated again in tomorrow morning's practice. Then it will be decided if he is able to play in tomorrow night's home-game versus Lugano.

Due to injury worries, HC Lugano calls back their 19yr-old Center Lukas Balmelli from HC Thurgau. He will reinforce the "bianconeri" (via B-license) in the upcoming two games.

As the "Neue Luzerner Zeitung" reports, HC Ambrì-Piotta has to cope without their 33yr-old forward Marc Reichert due to adductorial problems. On the other hand, newly signed Finnish defender Markus Nordlund (1-month-replacement for injured Maxim Noreau) is ready to make his debut in the "biancoblù"-jersey tonight against the SC Bern.