Sheffield extend Mikko Kuukka stay whilst being dealt injury blow

A four point weekend for Sheffield Steelers sets them up nicely for the midweek visit by Belfast Giants (PHOTO: Scott Wiggins)

Sheffield Steelers have confirmed that Mikko Kuukka has agreed to stay with the club for a further two weeks, whilst being dealt an injury blow to Aaron Johnson.

Kuukka, 33, joined the Steelers in October to originally cover injuries to the squad, and has agreed to stay for a further two weeks.

The Finish defenceman made his Liiga debut in 2005 with IIves and has played 695 league and play off games in Finland’s top division.

“That’s good news for us” said head coach Aaron Fox.

“Mikko has been so good for us and his spell was coming to an end. He has options elsewhere in Europe but has agreed to lengthen his time here with us and we are grateful for that.”

Johnson has already missed 19 games of the season with a broken finger before returning a fortnight ago, but suffered the same injury in the fixture in Glasgow.

The club have confirmed that he has undergone surgery and is expected to be missing for 8-10 weeks.

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