Steelers head coach Aaron Fox has confirmed that the club has signed defenceman Josef Hrabal.
Hrabal will arrive in Sheffield on Friday and the club hopes to have the international transfer paperwork completed ahead of Saturday’s home game against Fife Flyers.
Earlier tonight the Steelers announced that Mikko Kuukka would be leaving the club after his trial period and heading back to the Finnish Liiga
“It was a difficult decision to return home to Finland, I have been so pleased to play in Sheffield and was surprised how good and profession the team was. I wish everyone here the best” said Mikko
Aaron Fox confirmed the roster situation “We always knew that Mikko would be a short term signing, in fact I think we were lucky to keep him as long as we did. He really enjoyed his time here and I think it was a tougher decision for him that he thought it was going to be.
“We leave on good terms and you never know if our paths will cross again.
“We have been looking for a replacement for a short while and we are delighted to sign Josef. He is a little bit more of a two-way player so he isn’t a like for like replacement for Mikko
“Josef has ample experience, he has played in top leagues including the KHL and last year was a team-mate of Marek Troncinsky.
“We are doing everything we can to get the paperwork sorted by the weekend, we are confident that he will be in the line up for Fife on Saturday”