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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Red Wings Injury Update: Stephen Weiss should be ready for training camp


By on 7/19/2014 07:30:00 PM

Detroit Red Wings forward Stephen Weiss spent the majority of his first season with the Red Wings taking care of injuries and facing several setbacks. According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, the Red Wings are optimistic that Weiss will return next season at full health, and might be able to return for training camp in September.



Red Wings GM, Ken Holland, reported that Weiss' trainer had said, "...he's feeling great, he's training hard; he's played some [pick-up hockey]," after exchanging texts with Weiss. Holland also said that to the best of his knowledge Weiss is well enough to play in September, and he prefers to hear from him only if anything might cause him to not play again: "No news is good news."

However, despite the apparent optimism, there is still doubt and concern regarding 31-year-old Weiss' health. The only update on his health has been the trainer's statement to Holland, and the increase in training has only started in June. Moreover, the injuries had been pre-existing, as they had been present during his final season with the Florida Panthers.

The club is concerned with not only his health, but also that of Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, to name a couple. The Red Wings were challenged by the amount of health issues its players faced throughout this past season.

Regardless of his absence do to injuries, Weiss managed to score two goals and two assists during the regular season. He did not participate in the club's playoff campaign that ended in the first round against the Boston Bruins.


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