“We lost our complete front line” – Reaction to a fresh injury blow for the Steelers

Written by Rebecca Fraser

Sheffield Steelers star Brendan Connolly was placed on the EIHL official injury reserve list on Thursday morning – adding to the club’s growing list of injured players.

David Simms, the media officer for the Steelers, described Brendan Connolly’s absence as a major blow for the team.

“It feels right now that we’re getting jabbed at every corner. Before Brendan went down, we lost our complete front line: Marc O. Valarand, Tanner Eberle, and Robert Dowd,

“When you lose a player not only of his ability, but of his presence, his leadership… it’s always a big blow. He’s one of the core, key characters in our group… he’s our Roy Keane, if you like.”

Despite losing multiple players to injury, Simms remains hopeful for the future of the team and season: “When one door shuts, another one opens,

“Brendan got his first chance playing pro hockey because somebody retired or somebody got injured. One of our former players, a Swedish lad called Andreas Valdix, came and helped us out over the weekend in the Continental cup and he’ll play for us again this weekend,”

Simms said: “If he has a great weekend, he may well be the Connolly replacement.”

Steelers fans everywhere will be hoping that Valdix puts in a performance tomorrow night when they play Nottingham Panthers.





Written by Rebecca Fraser

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