Sheffield Steelers defenceman Sam Jones has been placed on the Injury Reserve list after sustaining a lower body injury.
The player, who joined the club ahead of the Elite Series in 2020-2021, was injured in last Sunday’s 4-0 road win against Elite League champions Belfast Giants.
Jones has played 126 games for the Steelers and become a regular in the GB men’s national senior side.
Short term injury cover is expected to be brought in, but fans have questioned the feasibility of this.
One X user said getting a British player in would be “tricky”, with another agreeing that it would not be “an easy thing to find”.
Some questioned whether a player from the semi-professional Sheffield Steeldogs could be brought in, stating online that this could be an option.