As Damien Riat tells 24 heures, he is looking forward to getting back into the game, but at the same time wants to be cautious: "The time is long. I want to come back as soon as possible. But I'm also aware that coming back too quickly carries a risk for my hand. I'm still missing some strength."
Riat has been missing from Lausanne HC's lineup since the beginning of October when he suffered from thrombosis in the area of one of his hands.
For tonight's game in Bern, Lausanne HC will still have to make do without goaltender Tobias Stephan, defender Aurélien Marti and forward Ronalds Kenins.