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EHC Biel's 22-year-old forward has not yet decided about his future. He wants to hear from the Washington Capitals first.

Where will Damien Riat end up?
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"There is a lot of interest in Damien, especially from the KHL and Sweden," his agent Fred Holdener tells the Journal du Jura. But he also states that his client has not signed anywhere yet and thus denies any rumors about an agreement with SC Bern: "That is completely false," Holdener says to the same source.

In Switzerland, in addition to SC Bern, also HC Lugano and his current employer EHC Biel are in the race for the forward. "The most serious offer that we have comes from Biel," Holdener explains.

A decision, however, does not seem to be imminent. The reason is a possible move overseas. First, Damien Riat and his agent want to know about the intentions of the Washington Capitals. The Capitals drafted Riat in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

( 27 November 2019 | tme*)