The Montreal Canadiens have assigned goaltender Robert Mayer to Geneve-Servette HC for the upcoming 2013 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland.

Mayer had originally signed a two year contract with the Swiss team in February, however the pact included a clause that would prohibit him from leaving the team during his deal. Biel, after hearing the news that Mayer would not join the team for the current season, decided to sign Lukas Meili, a 21 year old netminder who would have been stuck behind Martin Gerber with the Kloten Flyers otherwise.

In 11 games with Hamilton this season, Mayer has a record of 3-6-2 with a 3.05 goals-against average and .896 save percentage. In his last game on Friday before his departure, Mayer allowed three goals in a five minute span in an eventual 4-1 loss to the Tornto Marlies. Originally signed by the Montreal Canadiens as a free agent, the Canadiens allowed Mayer to join GSHC thanks to the solid play of Dustin Tokarski between the pipes with the Bulldogs this year.

Geneve-Servette could be on the lookout for a goaltender next year, as starting netminder Tobias Stephan has already committed to a contract with EV Zug for the upcoming season. With Tokarski in the ranks, will Mayer be full time member of his Spengler Cup club next year?

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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