Sheffield Steelers have recruited Finnish winger Ilpo Salmivirta following the injury to Max Lacroix.
Salmivirta has just ended four straight championship winning years with French Rouen.
Coach Doug Christiansen said: “Ilpo is an offensive player in on a one month contract. It gives us the option of keeping him. He is a proven winner and an All-Star. He has consistently put up numbers in France playing on championship teams. I am expecting him to add skill to our line-up. He will be in the line-up this weekend against the Cardiff Devils”
Defenceman Danny Meyers was hurt in training this week and is a doubt for the weekend fixtures. He could join, Chad Langlais and Geoff Woolhouse in the stands.