The decision was very difficult to make“, explains the Bernese defender, quoted in a press release from Swiss Ice Hockey.Considering my personal situation, the timing of the World Cup is unfortunate. I don’t want to leave my wife alone at this stage of pregnancy.“.

Defender Tobias Geisser, whose Hershey Bears team has just been eliminated in the AHL, and Chicago Blackhawks forward Philipp Kurashev have both arrived in Helsinki. They replace Patrick Fischer Lukas Frick and Nando Eggenberger in the workforce.


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