Stephen Weiss may have played his final game with the Florida Panthers, with the team revealing on Tuesday that the veteran forward is expected to have season-ending wrist surgery.
Weiss will have the surgery next week, said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon.
''Not good news,'' Tallon said in Sunrise, Fla., after the Panthers completed a game-day morning skate. Florida was preparing to host Winnipeg at home later Tuesday night.
By any measure, the Panthers are losing both games and players at an alarming rate. Tallon began his remarks on Tuesday by updating the status of several injured players - goaltender Jose Theodore, who is expected to miss up to six weeks with a leg injury among them.
Then he paused and broke the news about Weiss.
''This is the kicker,'' Tallon said.
Weiss will be a free agent after the season, meaning his 11-year run with Florida could be over. Weiss had only one goal and three assists in 17 games this season, clearly laboring at times.
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