National League

HC Lugano's Julien Vauclair is currently in discussions with his team about a contract extension. As the 36-year-old defenseman tells La Regione, he is optimistic: "My goal is to sign a new contract soon."

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"I hope to play another two seasons," Vauclair told 24 heures a bit more than a week ago and also that he wanted to keep playing for HC Lugano. Apart from a three-year stint in North America, the native of Bure has played for HC Lugano since the 1997-98 season, when he joined the Bianconeri's U20 team. (tme)