The goaltender and the three forwards will thus not be able to play at the Worlds. "All players practiced hard and worked well. This also applies to the four players I had to send home," Patrick Fischer, head coach of the national team, states. "That is why the decision was not easy. I am thankful for their commitment and their great effort."
While four players leave the team, Andres Ambühl, Enzo Corvi (HC Davos), and Reto Berra (HC Fribourg-Gottéron) join the national team for the third week of preparations. The Swiss will play two exhibition games against Latvia this weekend.