Sheffield Steelers wary of Chris Blight’s return

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Sheffield Steelers will re-acquaint themselves with former forward Chris Blight tomorrow - a player who may have an axe to grind against his old club.

The Dundee Stars man had hoped to return to the House of Steel, following a mid-season move from Cardiff Devils.But coach Gerad Adams decided a spot was no longer open to him and he eventually signed for the Scots.

Chris Blight - Sheffield Steelers v Coventry Blaze 09/02/14

Chris Blight - Sheffield Steelers v Coventry Blaze 09/02/14

Stars have just endured a wretched weekend, they were shutout 4-0 by Braehead Clan and were hammered 7-1 in Belfast.

But Blight remains a handful in attack for them - he scored four assists against Braehead on October 4.

Up against him tomorrow night will be Mark Thomas, the veteran Steeler in his testimonial year at the club. Speaking of Blight, the d-man said: “He is a good guy to start with, he works hard, he’s got a good shot and knows where the back of the net is. I guess he has got something to prove, (along with) maybe a few of the guys who didn’t come back. Any time you play against a team you played for previously you always want to put on a good performance.”

Tomorrow’s game is Sheffield’s first League match since beating Belfast on September 21.

Thomas, who played last weekend despite a wrist injury said: “ We have not played Dundee yet, so it is a little bit of an unknown but it looks like they are going to be a pretty good team. They have had a bit of a tough start, but I think they have brought in a new defenceman (American Ryan Grimshaw) so he is probably going to solidify things at the back. It is a League game, we’ve not played too many of those, so we want to continue in the win column.”

Steelers have won their last five games and will fancy a sixth against the bottom of division outfit that has just three points from seven games.

Meanwhile, coach Gerad Adams praised Cullen Eddy for his role as a makeshift forward in the win at Hull on Sunday. “He played forward last year and is in great condition and full of energy” he said.

Adams had no issue with the game misconduct Colton Fretter received after a boarding incident in East Yorkshire. “It was the right call, he just caught his man at the wrong angle.”