Stephen Weiss C DET 24 Days

Weiss will not play in the third period of his conditioning assignment at AHL Grand Rapids after sustaining a lower body injury, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Weiss had been on a rehab assignment to keep him fresh for when needed by Detroit, but it seems as if his absence may last a bit longer than expected. Look for the team to update his status as soon as more information is known.

Stephen Weiss C DET 25 Days

Weiss was sent to AHL Grand Rapids on a conditioning assignment, MLive.com's Brendan Savage reports.

After appearing in just 26 games in his first season in Detroit due to a sports hernia, Weiss has been a healthy scratch in all but one the Wings' eight games this season. Since ice time has been hard to come by with the parent club, Weiss will simply head to Grand Rapids for games Wednesday and Friday as a means of staying fresh for when the Red Wings might ultimately need him. Weiss will rejoin the Red Wings in Buffalo for their game Sunday, and remain on the Red Wings' 23-man roster through the duration of his stay with Grand Rapids.

Stephen Weiss C DET 1 Month

Weiss was able to play without any pain in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win against Toronto, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Weiss only played for eight minutes and played at left wing, a new position for him, but looked comfortable out there. With Johan Franzen likely to return Tuesday, however, Weiss may be a healthy scratch again.

Stephen Weiss C DET 2 Months

Weiss looks like he'll be a healthy scratch for Thursday's season opener against the Bruins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Weiss didn't practice Wednesday on any of the top four lines or on any of the Wings' special teams units, a sign he'll be bound for the press box Thursday. The former 60-point scorer has appeared in just 43 games combined over the past two seasons, and though he's now healthy, the 31-year-old seems to be on the downside of his career. It may prove exceedingly difficult for Weiss to reemerge as the second-line center the Wings were counting on him to be when they signed him to a five-year contract in 2013.

Stephen Weiss C DET 3 Months

Weiss indicated he's feeling healthy following his April 21 surgery to repair his sports hernia, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

Weiss was a disaster in his first season with the Red Wings after inking a five-year, $24.5 million deal last summer, appearing in only 26 games and totaling four points. He ultimately required a pair of sports hernia surgeries that prevented a second-half return, but after spending the last four months recovering, he appears ready to go for 2014-15. Weiss will be given the opportunity to win back his job as the Wings' No. 2 center, but it seems dubious that he'll be able to return to the 50-point form he showed during his prime years with the Panthers.

Stephen Weiss C DET 4 Months

Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) is expected to be fine for the start of training camp.

"(Trainer) Piet Van Zant texted him two days ago," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said regarding Weiss. "He said he's feeling great, he's training hard; he's played some shinny (pick-up hockey)." Weiss had just four points and 12 penalty minutes in 26 games in 2013-14. After a lackluster summer for Detroit, they'll be counting on Weiss to bounce back.

Stephen Weiss C DET 5 Months

Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) sounds like he's on the mend.

"(Stephen) Weiss is working out real hard, I talked to him, he's optimistic he's headed in the right direction," GM Ken Holland said. Weiss was limited to 26 games during his first season with the Red Wings and he produced just four points. If he's healthy going into next year then he should be plenty motivated to bounce back.

Stephen Weiss C DET 7 Months

Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) isn't even able to work out.

He is having a terrible time recovering from December sports hernia surgery and will likely not be able to do any serious training for at least another month. The Red Wings are concerned that if Weiss is not able to start getting into shape soon, he may not be ready for training camp in September. "We're going to continue to look for answers to why is he not getting healthy," Detroit GM Ken Holland said. "It's hard to know where he's going to be in September. A lot of where he's going to be in September is really going to be about, is he going to be able to ... have a June, July and August where he's able to hit the gym and come to camp healthy, fit, ready to go." Weiss was a bust this past season and by the looks of it he is not a good bet to comeback next season.

Stephen Weiss C DET 7 Months

Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) tried to push through his injuries and he regrets that decision.

"I wanted to do things the right way, but maybe if I took some time at the start of the season, maybe it would have done me better than being a hero a little bit," he said. "I got myself into some trouble that could have been avoided if I was smarter." Weiss will begin another round of rehabilitation soon following a procedure last week to remove some scar tissue. He is optimistic that he'll be ready to go for training camp in the fall.

Stephen Weiss C DET 7 Months

Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) had surgery last week to remove some scar tissue.

He appeared in just 26 games with the Red Wings this season and none after December 10th. Weiss notched just two goals and two assists in his first campaign with Detroit. He still has another four years left on his contract.