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.
Stephen Weiss and Mikael Samuelsson practiced before the Panthers workout in Coral Springs today and, as Dale Tallon alluded to, both could be back either this weekend or for the game in New York after the New Years.
Getting Weiss back on the ice is a great sign for the banged up Panthers. His 32 points are tied with linemate Tomas Fleischmann for second on the team.
No Stephen Weiss for #FlaPanthers this morning; very doubtful for #Leafs
Weiss has not practiced since getting injured on the 22nd. Coach Kevin Dineen did hint that Weiss could miss the rest of the calendar year so it is safe to assume he misses tonight's game. His 32 points through 35 games remain second on the team.