STEELERS may have found a temporary replacement for injured top scorer Mike Ramsay.
The Canadian could be out for two months after two of his fingers were apparently fractured during the Coventry game last weekend.
Sheffield, while supporting the winger through his rehabilitation, recognise they cannot do without an import forward of his quality and have been looking for someone to come in and do a similar job in his absence.
Coach Ryan Finnerty has someone in mind - now he has to persuade him with a pay package acceptable to both sides.
A club spokesman said: “Our owner (Tony Smith) has undertaken to support Ryan on this issue and we are trying to come up with a suitable package for a temporary player.
“There are plenty of average players who fit the bill, but we are looking at someone who is a bit special.”
Steelers play Dundee Stars at home on Saturday, followed by a trip to Coventry Blaze.
Blaze’s Canadian winger Shea Guthrie has been named Elite League player of the Week after scoring 2+2 as his side caused a 3-0 upset at Belfast Giants and then ended Nottingham’s winning run with a 4-3 victory.
Steelers d-man Chad Huttel has pulled out of his degree studies at the University of Sheffield - his place has gone to goaltender John DeCaro.
The netminder is currently the league’s leading goalie with a 93.3% save percentage figure.
Sheffield winger Jason Hewitt recorded his 100th all-time competitive assist, on the second goal at home to Cardiff last Sunday. Ex Steeler Robert Dowd, of Belfast, achieved the same feat at home to Dundee last Friday.