Stephan was in his first game back on the bench for Lausanne HC after being sidelined due to an injury. In the 30th minute, the 38-year-old had to step in for Ivars Punnenovs. The starter had to toss the towel after getting hit by a puck, as Le Matin writes.
Ivars Punnenovs unable to finish LHC's game last night
The netminder had to be replaced by Tobias Stephan about halfway through the game.