Due to a scheduling conflict between the IIHF and the Champions Hockey League, the Lakers will be unable to deploy the Czech forward.

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A rule of the IIHF states that the national associations may call up players at least 48 hours before an international match. Given that Czechia will play on Thursday at 18:00, Roman Červenka will be unable to play for the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers tomorrow at 18:00 against HC Vítkovice.

The Lakers lament a lack of goodwill from the Czech association, which contrary to what the Swiss association does, is not allowing their players to join the national team on Wednesday. Nonetheless, the Lakers will do everything they can until the last minute to find a solution for Červenka so that he can play tomorrow against HC Vitkovice.

( 11 December 2023 | lle )