Jason Hewitt has seen injuries hamper his forward line all season - now he is the one on the sidelines.
The centreman - enjoying his best form since 2010-11 - suffered medial collateral ligament damage inside his knee in Sunday’s win over Braehead Clan.
Hewitt is beyond frustration by the set-back which could see him out for six weeks.
“There is never a good time to get injured” he said. “But I have felt great all season, comfortable on the ice and comfortable on the puck.
“Me and (left wing) Phil Hill have clicked this season but we have not always have had the same linemate on the right - first we had the injury to Pascal Morency and then Rob Dowd.
“Now it is me. A Braehead guy checked and spun me, the blade of my skate went into the board and I hyper-extended my knee. I’ll be getting an orthopaedic surgeon’s opinion soon, but I will out for a while.”
Steelers play in Braehead tonight and tomorrow, and expect a hot reception from the team and their fans.
“Braehead came out hard against us on Sunday and might do the same again with their fans behind them.
“They are a good team and a contender for honours.”
Ex Steeler Stefan Meyer had a quiet night at Sheffield.
But Hewitt said: “We must always watch him, he has got goals in him.”