Edinburgh Capitals are not on duty until Sunday when they face Nottingham Panthers but they go into the game without No 1 goaltender Tyler Beskorowany.
Corey Neilson’s men arrive at Murrayfield at the end of a Scottish triple-header having played in Dundee and Kirkcaldy.
Edinburgh come into the game fresh and co-coaches Mike D’Orazio and Jock Hay need a lift after Sunday’s 10-2 home defeat by long-time league pace-setters Cardiff Devils.
It followed 24-hours after Capitals stunning 4-2 road win at second-placed Belfast Giants.
The loss of goaltender Tyler Beskorowany, who twisted his knee early on, did not help on Sunday and he has not recovered in time. Jordan McLaughlin is set to deputise.
And Canadian forward Dylan Anderson, who scored both goals for the home side, admitted the squad are seriously short on the bench due to injuries.
He and the management team hope that several of the injured players return to duty to help out on Sunday. Face off is at six pm.