We are told that the Weiss injury is in fact “not serious” and that re-calling a player from the Rochester Americans of the AHL is simply a precaution. Here is the latest from George Richards of The Miami Herald:
Assistant general manager Mike Santos said late Saturday night that he wasn’t planning on calling up another player from the team’s AHL affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. Stephen Weiss left Saturday’s game after aggravating an ankle injury that’s been bugging him for weeks. DeBoer was seen talking to a Panthers staffer making a request that a player be brought up “just in case.”
Santos said Weiss’ injury isn’t serious and that had the Panthers not led the Islanders 4-1 at the time, Weiss would have returned. Weiss’ goal gave Florida its 4-1 lead midway through the period.
Sounds like Weiss will be okay and at the most miss a game.
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Weiss re-injured his ankle in the Florida Panthers’ 4-1 win over the New York Islanders. According to George Richards of The Miami Herald, the team is expected to make another re-call from the minors.
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Stephen Weiss will play tonight, when the Florida Panthers host the Atlanta Thrashers.
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During a pre-game soccer warm-up Florida Panthers top line center Stephen Weiss rolled his ankle and will not play tonight.
When Weiss originally did not show up on the ice it was assumed he would be a healthy scratch following a putrid -4 against the Sens in his last game. So far he only has three points over his first eight games and head coach Pete DeBoer certainly hasn’t been shy scratching some talented players– he already kept Shawn Matthias and Michael Frolik out earlier in the week.
Mike Santorelli will move up to the top line in Weiss’ absence. For the full Panthers lines, click here.