Davey Phillips will be cursing his luck at being on the sidelines tonight.
A broken wrist sees the Sheffield Steeler sit out tonight's Challenge Cup quarter-final first leg, against Guildford Flames. He could be out for two months.
The defenceman is not known for his goals - he has scored seven in 165 appearances for Sheffield - he's more committed to stopping them going in at the other end.
But in the corresponding Cup quarter final last year, Phillips was in striking offensive form, scoring twice as Steelers romped to a first leg 7-2 win at Dundee Stars.
Sheffield finished off the job with a 6-1 home win in the second leg.
Tom Barrasso's team, without Phillips and Eric Neiley this evening at Sheffield Arena, will be hoping for a similar set of results in this year's series.
*Last year's Challenge Cup semi-finals didn't go quite as well, for Steelers.
They beat Cardiff Devils 6-2 at home but then capitulated 7-1 in the second leg to limp out of the competition.
*LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS
Challenge Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg
Belfast Giants 4 v Dundee Stars 2 (Belfast win 12-2 on aggregate)
Nottingham Panthers 2 v Manchester Storm 4 (Nottingham win 8-5 on aggregate)
Wednesday 12th December
Challenge Cup Quarter Final 1st Leg Sheffield Steelers v Guildford Flames - 7.30pm
Friday 14th December
Nottingham Panthers v Dundee Stars - 7.30pm
Challenge Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg Cardiff Devils (4) v Glasgow Clan (3) - 7.30pm
Saturday 15th December
Fife Flyers v Guildford Flames - 7.15pm
Glasgow Clan v Belfast Giants - 7.00pm
Manchester Storm v Cardiff Devils - 7.00pm
Milton Keynes Lightning v Dundee Stars -7.00pm
Sheffield Steelers v Coventry Blaze - 7.00pm
Sunday 16th December
Coventry Blaze v Dundee Stars - 5.15pm
Manchester Storm v Belfast Giants - 5.30pm
Nottingham Panthers v Guildford Flames - 4.00pm