From Sweden comes the rumour that the Swedish winger Daniel Bång, who played in North America last season, is courted by the Kloten Flyers. Will the 26yr-old be their third import?

As the "Neue Luzerner Zeitung" reports, EV Zug's American goalie Brian Boucher (groin injury) and forward Reto Suri (chickenpox) will both be back on the ice in tonight's European Trophy game against Frölunda HC.

Fribourg-Gottéron's defender Michael Ngoy will make his comeback in tonight's European Trophy game against Brynäs. Furtermore, defender Marc Abplanalp is expected to be back on the ice tomorrow against Djurgardens IF.

HC Ajoie has announced the signing of Slovakian Right Winger Vladimír Dravecký for two months. He will replace James Desmarais, who recently suffered a torn abdominal muscle.

In Wednesday's test-match of HC Red Ice against the SCL Tigers (3-1 win), 30yr-old forward Yegor Shastin had to leave the ice injured. During a first control at the hospital of Martigny, a small fracture in his left leg was detected. Two days later, things are clear - an operation is NOT necessary. However, he is expected to be out for the next four weeks and will definitely miss the start of the new season.