National League

NLA - Despite of rumors circulating that Kloten's defenseman Eric Blum has an offer from Lugano on the table, HC Lugano's coach Patrick Fischer denies any interest in the 27yr-old.

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"It is not true that we are interested in Eric Blum, despite the fact that Eric Blum himself claims having an offer from Lugano", Patrick Fischer told the Corriere del Ticino. "We have enquired about his availability months ago, but with the arrival of Alessandro Chiesa and Marco Maurer our defense for next year is set."

On the other hand, Lugano will aim at strengthening their offensive department: "We were very close to signing Dario Bürgler, but in the end he preferred Zug because he wanted to return home", Fischer reveals.