Stephen Weiss C DET 2 Days

Weiss (shoulder) will not be in the lineup Sunday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Weiss is close to his return after being shelved with a separated shoulder, but apparently needs a couple more days. He may be able to return for Tuesday's game against Buffalo.

Stephen Weiss C DET 4 Days

Weiss (shoulder) said Thursday that he hopes to return to the Detroit lineup when eligible Sunday versus the Avalanche, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Weiss rotated in during line rushes at Thursday's practice, but he said that he's taking a "wait-and-see approach" to his status for Sunday based on how he progresses over the next few days. The Red Wings should have a better idea about his availability for the Avalanche game following Saturday's practice.

Stephen Weiss C DET 5 Days

Weiss (shoulder) is expected to return to the Red Wings lineup before Christmas, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Red Wings probably won't have a firmer target date for Weiss' return until he starts practicing with the team, but fortunately, it seems that the team is ruling out an absence of more than a month for the forward. Weiss' two-year stint in Detroit has largely been a tumultuous one due to his repeated setbacks on the health front, but he has been outstanding in the 11 games he's suited up for this season, netting four goals and 10 points.

Stephen Weiss C DET 6 Days

The Red Wings placed Weiss (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Weiss was deactivated to open up a roster spot for Justin Abdelkader (upper body), who is expected to return Tuesday. He will be eligible to be activated Saturday, but it's not clear when he will be ready to take the ice next.

Stephen Weiss C DET 9 Days

Weiss (shoulder) will be out at least a few days but his injury isn't considered long-term, MLive.com reports.

The injury appears much less severe than originally believed, as Weiss compared it to the slight shoulder separation that kept teammate Justin Abdelkader out for two weeks. Weiss doesn't expect to be out that long, and hopes to return after missing only a few games.

Stephen Weiss C DET 9 Days

Coach Mike Babcock didn't sound encouraged by the condition of Weiss' shoulder after Friday's shootout loss to the Panthers, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. "He's out," Babcock said of the forward, who will be reevaluated Saturday in Toronto.

General manager Ken Holland wouldn't entirely rule out the possibility of Weiss playing Saturday in Toronto after talking with the team doctor, but it seems more likely than not that he'll be forced out of the game, and quite likely, more to follow. The extent of the injury should be known by the end of the weekend. Weiss had previously been sidelined for much of the first month and a half of the season with a groin issue, but has shined since returning from the injury in November, registering four goals and six assists in nine games.

Stephen Weiss C DET 9 Days

Weiss injured his shoulder Friday and did not return, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

There were conflicting reports following the game regarding his status for Saturday's game, but it sounds like he will be close to a game-time decision. Brain Lashoff and Dan Cleary would need to step up if Weiss cannot play Saturday.

Stephen Weiss C DET 9 Days

Weiss suffered an upper-body injury in the second period of Friday's game against the Panthers and won't return, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The origin of Weiss' injury is a bit unclear, but it could be a result of a play in which Weiss hit his head against the boards midway through the second period. Regardless, he will miss the remainder of Friday's contest, and the team will likely provide an update on his status before Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Stephen Weiss C DET 17 Days

Updating a previous report, Weiss missed Friday's practice due to personal reasons but will be in the lineup Saturday versus the Rangers, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

It was feared that Weiss might have suffered a setback with his groin injury Thursday night when he was absent from practice, but coach Mike Babcock indicated that it was nothing of the sort. Weiss will likely reclaim a spot on the Red Wings' third line and aim to continue his hot play.

Stephen Weiss C DET 17 Days

Weiss was held out of Friday's practice due to an expected aggravation of his groin, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Weiss was reportedly a game-time decision Thursday night because of the groin issue, but ended up suiting up and providing a goal and two assists for the Wings. He's been scintillating since making his return to action Nov. 24, producing nine points in seven games for the season. However, the groin injury has been lurking over him all season, and it may be just a matter of time before another absence comes about. For now, he'll be considered questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Rangers.