MK Lightning bring back goaltender Dean Skinns for injury cover

    The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning have today announced that goaltender Dean Skinns has returned to the club to provide some injury cover.

    20-year-old Jordan Lawday has suffered an injury and the 35-year-old Skinns will provide cover on a game-by-game basis, suggesting that the younger goalie's injury will not be long-term.

    The Basingstoke native is a well-known figure within British hockey, and has well over 500 appearances under his belt, including 488 in the old EPIHL.

    During the 2015/16 season, Skinns made 40 appearances for the Lightning, posting a 2.74 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage, helping to guide the team to a 5th-place finish in the league and runner-up place in the playoffs.

    Speaking of Skinns' return to the club, head coach Lewis Clifford commented: "I’m really pleased that Dean has agreed to help us out on a short term basis. Jordan has picked up a knock, and we want to make sure that we give him the time he needs to work it off."

    He added: "Brandon Stones has been great in net this season but it’s really important we have some quality in the backup.  Dean fits the bill perfectly."

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