"This is to give the players the greatest possible peace in the challenge they face," the SHL club writes on its website.

Brynäs adds that the restrictions apply to both the media and private individuals, but that it will be possible to do interviews with the squad in connection with the training.

There has been a real storm in Gävlelaget before the fateful qualifier against HV71.

Coach Peter Andersson has been fired and when the news leaked out, sports director Michael Sundlöv reacted badly and chose to resign.

The text is updated.