Swiss League-A-Club Ambri-Piotta signed yesterday former Bruins Stay-at-home-D-Man Zdenek Kutlak to a one-year-contract. He's a gritty player with a decent shot and knows new czech Ambri-Coach Jan Tlacil from czech extraliga-club Ceske Budejovice. Ambri signed before Toronto Marlies Topcenter Erik Westrum.
Kutlak will earn the foreigner-spot of canadian Team-Topscorer Jean-Guy Trudel who is in contact with the St. Louis Blues, but is under contract in Ambri until 2008.
I just don't think that he is good enough for the NHL cause he is even slower than Michael Handzus.
Various medias reports that Bruins-Defender Nathan Dempsey could land to Swiss-Champ SC Bern, who expect that topscorer and former AHL-All-Star Simon Gamache stays in switzerland. Gamache was drafted in 2000 by the Atlanta Trashers and played 37 games in the NHL (4 Goals/5 Assists). Gamache was named the phisically weakest player of the Swiss League in a poll of Players and Coaches.
Other rumours reports that defender Brett Hauer (Lokomtiv Yaroslavl) may sign with Basel.
Ambri-Center Oleg Siritsa (Ucraine) could end up in the swiss second divison at Lausanne.