Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/14/12

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 23: Stephen Weiss #9 of the Florida Panthers shoots the puck against the New York Rangers on December 23, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Stephen Weiss finished his workout Friday morning by skating two fast laps, then stepped off the ice and toward the Florida Panthers' dressing room. Written on the doors: ''Authorized Personnel Only.'' Come 12:01 a.m. Sunday, they will almost certainly be locked - even to Weiss. Weiss and about 20 other players were on the ice for an informal workout at the Panthers' training facility on Friday. Some are planning to return Monday, though the locker room and other team facilities would be off-limits if the lockout, as expected, begins when the current collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and its players expires on Saturday night. ''Fans pay their hard-earned money to come see us play and they're excited about the season to start, and when it's delayed like this they get frustrated as do the players and I'm sure the owners as well,'' Weiss said. ''All the more reason to keep working at it and come to an agreement as soon as possible and get our game back on the ice.'' ...
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