HC Lugano's defenseman Julien Vauclair has suffered a concussion and will therefore definitely miss the World Championship.
As for the Kloten Flyers' goaltender Martin Gerber, he has turned down head coach Sean Simpson's invitation, probably due to a foot injury he sustained during the playoffs, and will also not be part of the Swiss national team during the upcoming tournament.
With Vauclair and Gerber, there is now a long list of players, who either did not follow Simpson's call or could not due to injuries: Martin Plüss, Ryan Gardner (both SC Bern), Dino Wieser, Dario Bürgler (both HC Davos), Julien Sprunger, Andrej Bykov (both Fribourg-Gottéron), Lukas Flüeler, Roman Wick (both ZSC Lions), Matthias Bieber and Patrick von Gunten (both Kloten Flyers) will all not play in Minsk.
Simpson: "Vauclair ha subito una commozione cerebrale e salterà il Mondiale. Gerber ha rifiutato la convocazione." #RSIsport— Andrea Torreggiani (@torregga) April 25, 2014