Swindon Wildcats Head Coach Stevie Lyle is hopeful of drafting in a replacement for Miroslav Zalesak next week.
It was announced this morning by the club that import forward Zalesak had departed the Link Centre after just six games, news that came out of the blue.
The former San Jose Sharks asset notched four goals and five assists for nine points during his short stay at the Link Centre, but has returned home to Slovakia due to family reasons.
That leaves the Wildcats with just three imports in Jan Kostal, Sami Ryhanen and Tomasz Malasinki, but Lyle has revealed that he is on the cusp of clinching a deal for a new forward.
“We’re close to a replacement,” Lyle told FLIC SPORT exclusively.
“It could do the a team a bit of good with a new guy coming into the room and adding a bit of freshness.
“He is a totally different player to Miro but until I get every single bit of the paperwork back, I can’t release any names right now just in case it doesn’t materialise at the last minute.
“Speaking to the player himself, he’s agreed everything, he’s flying in on Monday and I’ll be heading to Swindon later to make sure that we’ve got all the paperwork.”