According to the Corriere del Ticino, Philipp Kurashev is already in Lugano and might start practicing with the team from Friday. Still missing, however, is the final agreement from the Chicago Blackhawks. The 20-year-old forward has been drafted by them in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
In addition to Kurashev, also defenseman Mirco Müller is set to suit up for the Bianconeri, Patrick Della Valle (Teleticino) reports. The 25-year-old, who has been part of the New Jersey Devils' organization for the past three seasons, is currently without a contract and might - unlike Kurashev - even spend the whole season in Lugano.