Nov 23, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss (90) skates with the puck against the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Weiss To Practice With Junior Team During Olympic Break


When Stephen Weiss signed with the Detroit Red Wings in the off-season, he didn’t envision his first season going the way it is.

Weiss only has two goals and two assists for four points in 26 games this season. That is obviously not the type of production that the Red Wings expected out of him when they signed him.

To make matters worse, Weiss suffered a sports hernia injury on December 10. That injury has kept him out of the lineup since then and only now does Weiss seem like he is ready to return. Only one problem, the NHL is currently on it’s Olympic Break.

In order to keep up, Weiss will be playing with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL reported by Ansar Khan of Michigan Live. Weiss played his junior hockey with the Whalers for three seasons from 1999-2002.  This is what Weiss had to say about going back.

“Had a great three years there…My billet family, we’re still very close to this day. That organization treated me fantastic. I’m looking forward to going back and helping those young guys out if they need anything.”

He also hopes to get two games in with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. After that he wants to get right back into the Red Wings lineup and bounce back from his bad start.

“I’ve been out for a while, so I got to claw my way back into the lineup and whatever role I’m given just try to do that the best I can and help the team in whatever way they want me to.”

Can Weiss bounce back? We’ll see after the Olympic Break.

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