The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Stephen Weiss
to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins for conditioning.
Weiss was limited to 26 games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and did not play after Dec. 10 following hernia surgery. The 31-year-old forward recorded four points (2-2-4) and 12 penalty minutes in his first season with Detroit. A veteran of 681 NHL games since 2001-02, the Toronto, Ontario, native has 398 career points (147-251-398) with Detroit and Florida. Originally drafted by the Panthers in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Weiss is Florida’s all-time leader in games played (654) and assists (249). He has skated in one game with the Red Wings this season.
The 13th-year pro last skated in the AHL in 2004-05, splitting the season between the San Antonio Rampage and Chicago Wolves. In 90 career AHL games, Weiss has recorded 63 points (28-35-63) and 64 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, he tallied 223 points (89-134-223) in 172 games with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers.
The Griffins will continue a four-game homestand this week when they host the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the Chicago Wolves on Friday at 7 p.m.