Patrick Fischer has cut netminder Gauthier Descloux (Genève-Servette HC), defencemen Yannick Rathgeb (Bridgeport Sound Tigers/AHL) and Christian Marti (ZSC Lions), as well as forwards Jason Fuchs (EHC Biel) and Samuel Walser (HC Fribourg-Gottéron) from the national team roster for the final week of preparation for the World Championship.
On the other hand, six players recently engaged in the Playoff Final, have been added. SC Bern-players Leonardo Genoni (net), Simon Moser, Gaëtan Haas and Tristan Scherwey (all forwards), as well as EV Zug-defenceman Raphael Diaz and forward Lino Martschini will all join the team. In addition, Nashville Predators-blueliner Roman Josi and Yannick Weber have gotten the green light and will also join. However, Washington Capitals-defender Jonas Siegenthaler has not received clearance from his club due to an injury.
Switzerland will face Latvia twice this week, on Friday, May 3, at 8:15 pm in Herisau and on Saturday, May 4, at 6:30 pm in Weinfelden.
Defensemen (10): Raphael Diaz (EV Zug), Michael Fora (HC Ambrì-Piotta), Lukas Frick (Lausanne HC), Joël Genazzi (Lausanne HC), Andrea Glauser (SCL Tigers), Roman Josi (Nashville Predators, NHL), Samuel Kreis (EHC Biel), Romain Loeffel (HC Lugano), Janis Moser (EHC Biel), Yannick Weber (Nashville Predators, NHL)
Forwards (16): Andres Ambühl (HC Davos), Alessio Bertaggia (HC Lugano), Christoph Bertschy (Lausanne HC), Kevin Fiala (Minnesota Wild, NHL), Gaëtan Haas (SC Bern), Nico Hischier (New Jersey Devils, NHL), Grégory Hofmann (HC Lugano), Denis Hollenstein (ZSC Lions), Philipp Kurashev (Québec Remparts, LHJMQ), Lino Martschini (EV Zug), Simon Moser (SC Bern), Marco Müller (HC Ambrì-Piotta), Vincent Praplan (Springfield Thunderbirds, AHL), Damien Riat (EHC Biel), Noah Rod (Genève-Servette HC), Tristan Scherwey (SC Bern)