Friday October 31st, 2014

The Detroit Red Wings placed center Stephen Weiss on injured reserve with a groin injury, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

On Thursday, the Red Wings announced they Weiss from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHLThe 31-year-old had been loaned to Grand Rapids on a conditioning loan and played one game for the Griffins.

The 31-year-old was sent down after having appeared in just one of Detroit’s first nine games. He got 8:03 ice time on Oct. 18 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Weiss signed as a free agent with the Red Wings in July 2013 after 11 seasons with the Florida Panthers. He was limited to 26 games last season before he was sidelined in mid-December after hernia surgery. He had two goals and four points along with 12 minutes in penalties last season.

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Weiss is Florida’s career leader with 654 games and 249 assists and is second in team history with 394 points.

He was the fourth overall pick in the 2001 draft by the Panthers. Weiss signed a five-year, $24.5 million contract with the Red Wings that runs through 2017-18.

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