Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 9/3/13

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 14: Stephen Weiss #9 of the Florida Panthers skates against the New York Islanders on December 14, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
DETROIT -- Many more familiar faces began arriving in Detroit on Tuesday as the Red Wings continue to hold informal practice sessions at Joe Louis Arena. Seventeen Red Wings players from last seasons team were in attendance, but it was another new guy who grabbed all the attention. Former Florida Panthers forward and one-time Plymouth Whalers star Stephen Weiss seemed extremely amped to be Red Wing -- albeit in a low-key, soft-spoken way. Just walking in this morning and seeing the pictures and all the history here is something you dont have in Florida, so right away it hits you, Weiss said. Seeing this arena again is pretty special. "Ive played here only a few times during my career and thoroughly enjoyed it. Its one of the older arenas in the league. Its so awesome. "To think, in a month or so, to be suiting up in a regular-season game is going to be special. After spending the first 10 years of his career with the Panthers, Weiss signed a five-year, 24.5 million contract ...
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