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The 39-year-old goaltender will mind the net for the Seelanders this week as Harri Säteri and Joren van Pottelberghe are injured.

EHC Biel

This will also give him the opportunity to showcase his skills once again, as he tells the Bieler Tagblatt: "This week, I have the chance to show what I can do and to convince upper management that maybe they should give me another year."

He says that mentally he is ready to play another year (then as a 40-year-old,) but it will be up to management to decide whether they will offer him another chance. Rytz has appeared in seven games for EHC Biel this season, posting a .892 save percentage.

As for tonight's game, Rytz will have the support of the Seelanders' import defenseman. According to the Journal du Jura, Alexandr Iakovenko has recovered from his Covid-19 infection and will be in the lineup.

( 20 December 2022 | mso )