Stephen Weiss has struggled early on in his Red Wings career. Last nights game against the Florida Panthers presented an opportunity to get going against his former team.
Things did not go as planned.
Not only did the game end in a 3-2 Red Wings loss, Stephen Weiss injured his groin. So much so that he was unable to practice today.
Weiss has been battling groin injuries all season having missed time in training camp for the ailment. Weiss had always battled back from the nagging injury but this time it may be different.
It was good for a little bit after (the last time); a little bit sore, but nothing crazy, then it went south here pretty quickly,” Weiss told MLive.com. “I’m concerned; anytime you’re not in practice and able to skate, it’s not a good feeling. So I’m just going to see what the tests say.”
The Stephen Weiss joins the list of the Red Wings wounded that is growing faster than icicle on a Metro Detroit roof. Pavel Datsuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Danny DeKeyser and Jimmy Howard are all currently dealing with injuries that have kept them out of the line-up as of late.
There is never a good time for an injury like this but the injury to Weiss is especially bad timing. Captain Henrik Zetterberg has been place on long-tern injured reserve for a herniated disk. Now Gustav Nyquist and the rest of the younger Red Wings will have to pick up the slack for the ailing veterans.