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Weiss ripped off a goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over his old Panthers mates.

He did it in just 12:16 of ice time, too -- very impressive efficiency. Weiss had been buried in a deep slump before breaking out over these last few games -- he's got five points in the last four after netting just two in the prior 13.

Stephen Weiss C DET 12 Days

Weiss notched an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over Nashville, snapping a seven-game scoreless streak.

Weiss got off to a hot start in his initial return from injury in November, but has failed to recapture that since separating his shoulder in mid-December. If he can get back on track, he has some fantasy value, but that has not happened in January yet.

Stephen Weiss C DET 1 Month

Weiss (head) is set to return to action Saturday versus the Senators, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

Weiss was forced to leave the Red Wings' final game before the holiday break Tuesday after taking an elbow to the head, but his availability for Saturday doesn't seem to be in jeopardy after he was cleared of any concussion symptoms. It amounts to a stroke of good fortune for Weiss, who could benefit from some positive news on the health front more than just about anyone in the league. He's missed 114 of a possible 165 regular-season games (69 percent) due to injuries over the last three seasons.

Stephen Weiss C DET 1 Month

Weiss took a hard hit during Tuesday's game against the Sabres but managed to pass all concussion tests afterwards, Brendan Savage of MLive Media Group reports.

Weiss said after the game that he should be available moving forward. Fortunately for him the Christmas break will allow Weiss to rest up before the Red Wings play the Senators on Saturday.

Stephen Weiss C DET 1 Month

Weiss (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.

The forward is set to return to the lineup Thursday after a shoulder issue kept him out of action just under two weeks. He could see shorter shifts in his return from the four-game absence, but expect coach Mike Babcock to eventually carve out a larger role for the Weiss now that he's healthy. He has 10 points in 11 games played this season, leading the Red Wings to a 8-1-2 record during those contests.

Stephen Weiss C DET 1 Month

Weiss will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sabres, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Weiss' injury sent him to injured reserve as part of a move that allowed the team to recall Mike Sislo from AHL Albany. He hasn't played since Dec. 13, but appears ready to return to the ice Tuesday. The team will likely announce his activation at some point Tuesday, which should include a corresponding move to make room for his return.

Stephen Weiss C DET 1 Month

Weiss is expected to return Tuesday against the Sabres, MLive.com reports.

Weiss has been out since Dec. 12 with the shoulder injury, but was expected to return before the three-day Christmans break. That appears to indeed be the case, as he should return Tuesday. The 31-year-old forward has four goals and six assists in 11 games with the Red Wings this season.

Stephen Weiss C DET 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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.