With Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg both out, Weiss will shift from the 4th line centre to the 1st line RW. He will skate with Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist and start on the wing. The Red Wings offseason signing has be a huge disappointment so far posting just two goals and one assist with a minus-4 rating in 22 games. He gets a shot with two talented players tonight, so maybe this is the opportunity he needs to get his season turned around.
Like Daniel Alfredsson, Weiss let head coach Mike Babcock know that he was ready to go tonight, but will sit. It will be the seventh straight contest that Weiss will miss after tweaking his groin on November 7. Consider him questionable for Sunday.
Weiss (groin) said he won't play tomorrow and is still aiming to return on weekend.
Weiss will miss his fifth straight game. He has been disappointing in his short time in Detroit, recording just two goals and one assist in 17 games. Monitor his status prior to Saturday's game with the Senators.
Weiss (groin) took part in the Red Wings optional skate this morning.
Weiss was not expected to return to the ice until next week, but his participation today is a good sign he will not be out longterm. Weiss had an injury plagued season in 2012-13 so this is no surprise, but the Red Wings are thin up the middle so they could use Weiss back on the ice.
Weiss, who hasn't skated since Thursday due to pulled groin, said he hopes to return sometime next week.
Weiss will miss at least the next three games (Tonight, Friday and Saturday). He could be back on Tuesday vs. the Predators. Weiss has struggled early with the Red Wings, he has two goals and one assist in 17 games.
Weiss is not skating this morning and Red Wings GM Ken Holland says that he is hurt and will not play tomorrow, but provided no details. This is a tough break for Weiss who appeared more comfortable with the Red WIngs in the last few games. With Weiss out, Darren Helm was skating in the top-six with Tomas Tatar and Daniel Alfredsson.
Stephen Weiss has agreed to terms on a 5-year, $24.5 million dollar deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
Weiss struggled last season because of a wrist injury but before that he had recorded three straight 20 goal seasons, including 28 in 2009-10. He will provide the Red Wings with more forward depth and allows them to continue to play the puck possession game that they love.
Weiss has missed the Panthers last four games with an groin injury, but Florida will welcome him back this afternoon. Weiss only has 1 assist in 3 games this season but is Florida's best center so his points will come.