Sheffield Steelers import misses Nottingham Panthers game and could be out for a month

Dustin Kohn - injury worries
Dustin Kohn - injury worries
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Dustin Kohn will miss his 10th game of the season tonight, sparking concerns over his knee injury.

The Sheffield Steelers defenceman was ruled out of tonight’s Nottingham Panthers game even before Thursday’s 3-0 win at Dundee Stars.

An orthopaedic specialist has told him to him to take time off - he could be out a month. Forward Mathieu Roy will have a fitness test, says coach Gerad Adams.

But after the midweek shut-out, he said: “It was an improved performance in all areas. We played a much more simple game. We continually moved the puck north.

“Confidence and winning is contagious and that is what we have to do on Saturday. We worked hard on Thursday and again, that is contagious. When we work hard as a team we have success, it isn’t rocket science. For us to have success against any team we have to continue that work ethic.

“I guess I will see what the condition of Roy is then and we will make a decision on him then or even on Saturday morning. Kohn won’t play though.”

FIXTURES

Saturday 10th January

Elite League

Belfast Giants v Hull Stingrays – 7.00pm

Braehead Clan v Fife Flyers – 7.00pm

Cardiff Devils v Coventry Blaze – 7.00pm

Edinburgh Capitals v Dundee Stars – 6.00pm

Sheffield Steelers v Nottingham Panthers – 7.00pm

Sunday 11th January

Elite League

Coventry Blaze v Sheffield Steelers – 5.15pm

Dundee Stars v Belfast Giants – 6.30pm

Fife Flyers v Edinburgh Capitals - 6.30pm

Hull Stingrays v Braehead Clan – 6.00pm

Nottingham Panthers v Cardiff Devils – 5.00pm