HC Thurgau without Haller, but with Bloch and Balmelli tonight
HC Thurgau has to cope without their backup goalie Fabio Haller tonight. The 21yr-old is suffering from a knee contusion and is expected to return into the line-up against the SCL Tigers on Tuesday. He will be replaced by Lukas Epprecht (18).
On the other hand, defenseman Patrick Bloch is finally ready to make his comeback tonight. Furthermore, HC Thurgau can count again on 19yr-old forward Lukas Balmelli. He returns from HC Lugano, where he has reinforced the "bianconeri" due to injury worries in a total of 7 games.