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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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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