Tom Barrasso is not making any rash predictions about Sheffield Steelers' Play Off potential.
Asked if he felt the third-from-bottom team could substantially improve over the remaining third of the season the coach said his focus was "day by day."
His attention was making five-game segments work, rather than projecting further ahead.
Barasso also said he was sure Eric Neiley, back from a hamstring injury would work his way up the lines, from the fourth unit.
He said it remained to be seen whether new signing Silvestrs Selickis, a 20 year old Latvian, was of EIHL quality.