Sheffield Steeldogs have vowed to protect Jeff Legue better after he was injured playing against Manchester Phoenix.
Dogs claim the former Steeler was “jumped” by 6ft 1ins Czech opponent Robin Kovar in a game last weekend, which the north west EPL side won 7-4.
Legue did not return to the ice and was also missing from action when Dogs played at iceSheffield on Sunday, when they lost 7-3 to Bracknell Bees.
Dogs coach Andre Payette was fuming with the lack of protection shown to Legue.
And he will have that mind when he plays the same opposition on Thursday. After the twin defeats, he said: “You can either hang your head down and say that the world’s over or you can get back to work and pull out a victory in Manchester. We shouldn’t have allowed Legue to get in a fight on Friday.
“It’s not going to happen the rest of the year. We are not going to worry about penalties, if someone goes after one of our best players, we’re going to deal with it right away.” Legue said the team would re-group in time for Thursday.