National League

The forward has terminated his contract with Vityaz Podolsk and will not return to Russia. Instead, Switzerland may be his next destination.

When Daniel Audette joined Örebro HK in February, the idea was that he would return to his KHL-team, Vityaz Podolsk, after finishing the season in Sweden. But with the current situation regarding Russia, the Canadian has chosen to terminate his contract with Podolsk. As Blick writes, he appears to be close to signing a contract with Lausanne HC.

Audette is a 2014 fifth-round draft pick from the Montreal Canadiens. He did not get to see any NHL action yet though, spending all his time with the organization in either the QMJHL or the AHL. In 2020, he left North America for Finland, where he played Liiga's Lukko Rauma, before heading to Russia.

The 26-year-old made 45 games in the KHL (17 goals, 22 assists) and 18 in the SHL (two goals, seven assists) last season.

According to Blick, Mark Barberio - one of the players no longer in Lausanne's plans - is in talks with a team from the KHL.

( 23 July 2022 | esi )