Rapperswil-Jona's defensive leader Derrick Walser had to undergo an operation in the middle of September and is now recuperating well. He will make his comeback very soon. Therefore, the contract with his Swedish replacement Daniel Fernholm, which runs until the international break, probably won't be extended.

According to the "Tages Anzeiger", Kloten's 29yr-old forward Cyrill Bühler will make his comeback tonight against EHC Biel. After playing five years with their rival ZSC Lions, Bühler found his way back to his youth team Kloten. During their pre-season, Bühler suffered an upper-body injury from which he seems to have fully recuperated now.

Patrick Geering has extended his contract with the ZSC Lions for three more years, as the club announces. The defenseman is now signed with the Lions until the end of 2017.

EV Zug's Josh Holden remains suspended for 8 matches. The SIHF sports tribunal has rejected HC Lugano's appeal against the decision of single judge Oliver Krüger on October 8.

After having left the ice after the first period of the game against the Kloten Flyers, Robert Nilsson returns into ZSC's line-up tonight against HC Lugano. The 28yr-old forward has recuperated from a concussion, but had to listen to the signals of his body during his debut for the Lions on Tuesday.