Hull Stingrays have re-signed Canadian import defenceman Kurtis Dulle in time to face Braehead Clan on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old played 61 games for the Stingrays during the 2010-2011 season and has spent the summer playing in the Australian league.
Rays player-coach Sylvain Cloutier told BBC Radio Humberside: "I tried to get him back all summer as he was key to our success last year.
"He's a good player and a good leader on and off the ice."
Dulle's return to the Hull Arena means Cloutier will stick to coaching only against the Clan, and a decision on who will be dropped from the club roster to make room for Dulle will be taken next week
"All the guys' jobs are on the line, so whoever doesn't produce over the next week or so could lose their job," said Cloutier.
"Whether it's a forward or a defenceman it doesn't matter, someone's going to be gone."
During his previous spell with the Stingrays, Dulle received a community award for his hard work and dedication to the club's schools programme at the Hull & East Yorkshire's Sporting Heroes and Champions awards.