Weiss (sports hernia) may have to play a few games with Grand Rapids before returning to the Red Wings lineup.
Weiss has been skating for several weeks but isn’t ready for the fast pace, high intensity and full contact of a game, so he did not play with the Griffins on Sunday, as was originally planned. “I practiced twice last week with the (Plymouth) Whalers and three times (this week) with the (Red Wings), so I’m starting to feel really good but it hasn’t been that much practice time,” Weiss said. Weiss didn’t rule out being cleared for the first game following the Olympic break, Wednesday at Montreal. “That’s what we’re shooting for,” Weiss said. “Obviously, that’s not going to be my decision. I might still have to play a game or two (in Grand Rapids) next week. By then I’ll be more ready to play a game.”
Weiss (sports hernia) will start skating with his former OHL team the Plymouth Whalers on Tuesday. If everything goes well with Plymouth, Weiss is expected to play with Grand Rapids (AHL) on February 21 and 23.
Weiss has been sidelined since December 10 and underwent surgery for a sports hernia on December 23. The two-week Olympic break will help Weiss get back to 100 per cent. If all goes as expected he should rejoin the Red Wings lineup after the break.
Weiss (sports hernia) is on the ice in full gear for the Red Wings morning skate.
Weiss' original timetable was eight weeks after undergoing surgery on a sports hernia. His participation in the morning skate suggests that Weiss could return before the Olympic break opposed to after. The Red Wings are hoping that Weiss can find his Panthers-form because he has struggled mightily to this point.
Weiss had successful surgery for a sports hernia and is out indefinitely.
Weiss is expected to miss two months and return following the Olympic break. Weiss' first few months as a Red Wing have been forgettable ones. He has had a hard time staying on the ice and when he is in the lineup he has recorded just four points (2G / 2A) in 26 games.
Weiss did not skate this morning and will not play tomorrow because his groin injury flared up.
Weiss will be reevaluated when the team returns to Detroit following Thursday's meeting with the Lightning. It has been a disappointing season statistically for Weiss, but this reoccurring groin injury is making it difficult to get in any sort of groove. Expect Johan Franzen to shift back to centre and either Gustav Nyquist or Justin Abdelkader to play on Pavel Datsyuk's wing.
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.