Rod Sarich on his way back to Sheffield Steelers?

He may be just a shade under 36 years old - but Rod Sarich could be heading back for yet another chapter in the Sheffield Steelers story book.

Thursday, 16th February 2017, 10:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:36 am
Rod Sarich

The champions need injury cover after defenceman Christoffer Bjorklund activated an option in his contract and quit for a higher paid job at a Swedish team.

And Sarich, who lives on the Steeler doorstep and played for the club in the Champions Hockey League has been offered a role to play when one of the imports is absent.

The former Great Britain player is a fitness fanatic - but nobody will be pretending he is in game shape.

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Stepping into the hurly-burly of a end-of-season campaign could be one of the biggest challenges he has ever faced.

With the Challenge Cup Final, league title run-in and Play Offs ahead it is a fascinating time to be back. And, with all the fancy farewells and testimonials we have seen for players who have not been of his quality, over the years, it would be good for Arena fans to get the chance to support a player who joined in 2005.

Sarich could make his league-season debut this weekend, if there are any injuries; he has been training with the squad. Every match now is vital in all competitions, so coach Paul Thompson will have had to have persuaded himself that the office-worker can make a contribution that helps the team.