Confusion reigns about the possible re-signing of two Play Off winning Sheffield Steelers forwards.
Top goalscorer Stefan Meyer was offered a new improved deal and the club had expected him to sign it over the last few days. But with Coventry Blaze continuing their pursuit of the Canadian, no deal has been finalised.
The club says they thought the winger was coming back to Sheffield on his own, and offered him a rise. Then they were told he wanted to bring his wife and pet dog from north America, which meant the club would have to spend more and offered him a repeat of last year’s deal instead.
Meyer could now opt with a new start at Marc Lefebvre’s Blaze, joining former team-mate Steve Goertzen. If that is the case, Sheffield will have to find yet another goalscorer, with Jeff Legue having departed.
Meanwhile, Chris Blight has corrected the club after they stated he was having a shoulder operation. Blight has a career to protect, and clearly wants to erase any notion about surgery.
He told The Star: “I’m not getting surgery. I haven’t heard from anyone there (Steelers) in over a month.”
Management at the club commented: “Something has obviously changed, so we are pleased Chris is ok. Up until yesterday G (coach Gerad Adams) was under the assumption that Chris was going to have an op.”
Meanwhile Chad Langlais is exciting interest from a Swedish second division team. Langlais has asked Sheffield for video clips to show the prospective employer his defensive and offensive skills.
Drew Fata has contacted Coventry and Breahead Clan to determine if there is any interest in him at those two clubs.
Steelers have been working to replace him and are in talks with Cardiff Devils’ Canadian D-man Tyson Marsh.
The 29-year-old is looking to twin his playing ambitions with an MBA university course.
Meanwhile back up goalie Geoff Woolhouse is likely to be fit enough to regain his spot, next season.