For the Slovak defender Gernát it is the second stint with Lausanne, as he has already played some games for them during the 2017-18 season. Most recently he hit the ice in Czechia for HC Oceláři Třinec. With Lausanne, he agreed on a three-year-contract.
Phil Varone joins Lausanne HC from the KHL with a one-year-contract. The Canadian forward played last season for the KHL's Barys Nur-Sultan. Prior to that, the 30-year-old mostly suited up in the AHL, Varone has, however, also played a total of 97 games in the NHL.