Gerad Adams has his toughest decision to make as Steelers head coach this weekend - what to do with Steven Goertzen?
The Steelers captain hasn’t played since a concussion injury picked up in Cardiff during his spell as player/coach, following the sacking of former boss Doug Christiansen.
Since then, and following the arrival of new interim coach Adams, the Steelers have only one loss to their name and are playing some of their best hockey of the season.
Goertzen has skated and trained with the club for the last week and will be desperate to play this weekend, just a week before the play offs commence.
He has pushed himself to the limits in an attempt to get back and impress the club’s new coach.
Will Adams, though, risk bringing Goertzen back into a side playing with confidence and collecting points game by game?
The situation hasn’t been helped by the injury to Mark Thomas.
It is clear for all to see that Thomas hasn’t fully recovered, and this means that Adams needs Tim Spencer in the line up to cover as the side’s sixth defenceman.
Up front, all the forwards are in good form and contributing and there is no easy-to-spot candidate that can be easily earmarked for the chop.
I guess these are the big decisions that are easy to make from behind a keyboard typing, but harder when in the shoes of the head coach or football manager.
They are the decisions that fans will always get right after the event and with the benefit of hindsight, yet Adams now has to make that call without that luxury.
He will probably make it today and we will probably find out on Saturday when I introduce the Steelers side onto the ice against Coventry Blaze at the Motorpoint Arena.
It’s still unsure who the Steelers will face come play off time - the team that occupies the sixth spot come 8pm on Sunday evening will face a Sheffield side desperate to make the final four for the first time in three seasons.
Steelers will play their home play off leg on Tuesday April 1 at the Motorpoint Arena (face off 7.30pm) with ticket prices slashed for the final home game of the year to just £10.