Glasgow Clan have been dealt a major injury blow with the news that Canadian defenceman Matt Stanisz could be out of action for two months.
The 28-year-old joined the Clan during the summer from Elite Ice Hockey League rivals, the Manchester Storm.
Following a hit on Sunday by Dundee Stars forward Lukas Lundvald, the early indications are that Stanisz will be out of action for an extended period of time with an upper body injury.
Stanisz will go for an MRI scan this week to determine the extent of the injury, after initial evaluation by the club’s medical staff.
Head Coach Pete Russell is frustrated to lose another player so early in the season: “It’s hard to lose players of Matt’s calibre. He’s one of our top defencemen, but we will find a solution to the situation.
“Firstly the Liam Heelis departure was a uncontrollable loss and it came right out of the blue. Then to now lose Matt for a period of time is certainly not ideal.
“However, it’s a bit of adversity we have to handle and other guys have to step up to the challenge – which they will.
“We have to get our hard hats on and become a solid road team for the next four weeks. It’s a great challenge!”