The mystery surrounding Beat Forster’s absence from Davos’ 5-4 victory over Jokerit was confirmed, with coach Arno Del Curto announcing that the Swiss defenseman will miss the next two to three weeks due to a hand injury.

Forster, who was announced to be suspended for one NLA game following the Spengler Cup due to receiving his second game misconduct penalty of the season against Lugano last week, injured his hand during Monday’s round-robin game against Yekaterinburg. Forster was one of a long line of players to miss the game on Tuesday, which resulted in Davos coming from behind to beat Jokerit in a thrilling overtime contest.

Forster will for sure miss the home-and-home series against the Zurich Lions following the Spengler Cup, as well as a few other league matches before their first semi-final contest against Frölunda Gothenburg in Champions Hockey League action. Forster will also not be in the be in the lineup against Canada in Wednesday’s semi-final contest, a 9:00 am EST puck drop.

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