NLB - As the SCL Tigers inform, they have extended the contracts of their forwards Lukas Haas, Tom Gerber, Silvan Wyss, and defenseman Massimo Ronchetti. Gerber has signed for two years, all the others for one additional year.

NLA - For both Ivars Punnenovs (photo) and Patrick Obrist, the Lakers had the option to extend their contracts for another year. Instead, the players and the team have decided to sign new two-year contracts, valid through the 2016-17 season.

MEDICAL REPORT - For tonight's Placement Round game against the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, HC Ambrì-Piotta's captain Paolo Duca is ready to return to the lineup after having recuperated from a minor injury.

MEDICAL REPORT - Already with their backs to the wall, the ZSC Lions will try to tie the quarterfinal series against EHC Biel tonight with an unchanged lineup. But they still hope for a return of forward Dan Fritsche.

RUMOR - Not for the first time, it has been reported that Genève-Servette HC's captain Goran Bezina might be on his way out of Geneva. And not for the first time, he seems to be close to joining HC Fribourg-Gottéron next season.