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Weiss ‘concerned’ about wonky groin, out Thursday vs. Tampa

Dec 11, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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Stephen Weiss‘ nightmare season might soon get worse.

The Detroit center, who has just four points this year and is mired in a 20-game goalless sump, re-injured his groin during Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Florida and could be out of the lineup for a while.

“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.”

Weiss will be held out of Thursday’s game in Tampa and undergo tests when the club returns to Detroit following the game (the Wings take on Pittsburgh at the Joe on Saturday.)

Weiss, 30, is in the first of a five-year, $24.5 million deal signed with Detroit this past summer. He’s already missed six games this year with a groin issue and had the same problem hamper him throughout the preseason.

According to MLive’s Ansar Khan, Weiss will “in all likelihood” miss more than just the Lightning game with this latest groin setback. Johan Franzen is slated to move to center to replace Weiss in the lineup.

  1. polegojim - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Oh really… interesting… Red Wings are more concerned about his wonky play.

    Actually good to have him sit out… maybe heal the wonkiness in his game and groin… and meditate on playing the impact hockey he was brought to Detroit to play.

    Time to have ZERO tolerance for anything less from a 20mil+ player… pay for play should be brought into NHL too.

    For centers/forwards… How about paying $100,000 per point, instead of a contract amount? Get 40+ points, and you’ve earned your 4-5 mil a year. Get 4 points… and you deserve what you get paid.

  2. kingcobraman - Dec 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    another victim of the curse….signing a long term contract…

  3. muckleflugga - Dec 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    polegojim

    you get my vote…contracts should be structured around bonus for performance, in all positions

    wings once had ed sock hatoum on a game-by-game contract

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hockhist/conversations/topics/19745

    i recall the beatles played for beer, meals and fifteen pounds a week in their first trip through hamburg; record royalties, effectively a system of bonuses, made them fabulously rich and famous

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