Legue returns to Steelers action

JEFF LEGUE will have little time to ease himself back into the action for Sheffield Steelers this weekend.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2007, 10:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 8:09 am

The gifted centreman returns from a shoulder injury at a time when his club are wondering if they will live up to pre-season expectations.

Legue did enough in challenge matches to give the impression he could be Steelers' most explosive player. Now they need the 26-year-old Canadian's vision and shooting strength to turn things around more than ever.

Sheffield have lost three out of their last five games and have a poor record on the road.

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This Saturday, Legue will make his second league appearance of the season, at Edinburgh, where the Scots beat Steelers 2-1 last month.

Legue's fitness means a return to the second line for in-form Joe Talbot.

The former Alaskan Ace has scored in all but two of the nine competitive games he has played in.

Ashley Tait is also blameless for the team's form inconsistencies too. He has notched six goals and six assists in eight games and works hard at both ends of the ice.

Ex-Steelers

defenceman Chris Kelland - now a senior Sheffield firefighter - will receive the ultimate accolade from Edinburgh when his No 21 jersey is retired later this year.

The honour will be bestowed on him before Capitals' game against Manchester on December 15.