Sheffield Steelers' Robert Dowd is sorely missed whenever he is out of the line-up.
He was hurt during the 0-6 home defeat by Glasgow Clan and has missed two games since, at Manchester Storm and Guildford Flames.
The positive news is that the GB winger has a groin strain, rather than any worse underlying ailment.
The club believes he will be healed within three weeks, which means he will miss not just tonight's game against Guildford, but games with Cardiff Devils and Nottingham Panthers.
And what about Josh McFadden?
The defenceman has missed the half dozen games.
He has a hamstring strain, but it is not as bad as the one that Eric Neiley encountered.
Hopefully, his return will be earlier than Dowd.
Any movement on incoming new players?
Steelers have been frustrated in the free agent market, so far. They may have to go with what they've got.
Friday 1st February
Glasgow Clan 2 Fife Flyers 1
Saturday 2nd February
Belfast Giants v Coventry Blaze - 7.00pm
Fife Flyers v Glasgow Clan - 7.15pm
Manchester Storm v Cardiff Devils - 7.00pm
Nottingham Panthers v Milton Keynes Lightning - 7.00pm
Sheffield Steelers v Guildford Flames - 7.00pm
Sunday 3rd February
Belfast Giants v Nottingham Panthers - 4.00pm
Cardiff Devils v Sheffield Steelers - 6.00pm
Coventry Blaze v Manchester Storm - 5.15pm
Dundee Stars v Guildford Flames - 5.00pm
Milton Keynes Lightning v Glasgow Clan - 5.15pm