Bad news for SC Bern: not only did they lose the derby 3-1 to HC Fribourg-Gottéron but they also lost two of their key players. Ryan Gardner was hurt in his first shift of the game and didn't return with a lower-body injury. Geoff Kinrade's game was over after 58 minutes of play (facial injury). There is no information yet on the severity of the injuries or if they will have to miss any games.

According to the "Südostschweiz" HC Davos' Gregory Sciaroni could not finish yesterday's game after a hit by ZSC's Marc-André Bergeron. He left the ice in the third period with an ankle syndesmosis. He will be out for 4-6 weeks.

According to "Neue Luzerner Zeitung" journalist Nicola Berger, EV Zug's forward Sven Lindemann has suffered a broken finger and might be out for a while. The 35yr-old has played 12 games in the "Bulls" jersey this season and scored 2 goals and 1 assist.

EHC Biel has found a replacement for Matt Ellison: The 33yr-old forward Eric Beaudoin, who left Biel at the beginning of this season in direction of the DEL, returns to Switzerland.

HC Thurgau has signed forward Jorden Gähler from the Kloten Flyers via B-License. If the license comes through in time he will already play tonight against the EHC Basel Sharks.