Hull Stingrays owner Bobby McEwan has rejected a speculative inquiry from Steelers over the services of forward Jereme Tendler.
Sheffield need to replace Italy-bound Rob Sirianni and Cardiff Devils’ boss Brent Pope last night claimed Chris Bright had turned down an offer to go to Steelers. That situation remains unclear.
Hull have confirmed our exclusive story of an approach over Tendler. But they said: “The player remains an integral part of the team as we continue our quest for the Gardiner Conference title and qualifying for the play-offs.”
In December, when approached by The Star, Sirianni said a potential move had been “blown out of proportion” adding: “I’m here for the year and am happy to be here.” But he’s now back at Val Pusteria!
Steelers have not been forthcoming on their choice of target.
Meanwhile, Steelers will play their April 1 Play-Off qualifier at the Arena, rather than iceSheffield, where the team has lost similar games in the past. They had hoped to play the previous weekend but pop star Justin Timberlake performs then.