Medical Report

HC Fribourg-Gottéron might be able to count on their Czech import Michal Birner for the start of the 2018-19 season.

Soon back in practice: Michal Birner
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According to a report from La Liberté (relayed by" target="_blank" title="">SwissHabs), the 32-year-old left winger and Czech international is expected to resume Fribourg-Gottéron's on-ice practice in the coming days.

Birner, who has been dealing with a knee injury since the end of last season, played in the Dragons' first preseason game in Visp on August 24 (4-3 OT loss), however, did not appear in the following lineups.

As for his teammate Laurent Meunier, the 39-year-old forward is still suffering from adductor problems and is not yet ready to return to the ice, the same source reports.

Last Update: 11 September 2018, 11:22 AM | rlu*

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