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by George Malik on 09/27/13 at 10:35 PM ET
I would generaly include this in the overnight report, but as Red Wings fans have become so very accustomed to preseason injuries mounting, and as Stephen Weiss suffered a tweaked groin in the Wings' 5-2 win over Toronto, MLive's Ansar Khan provides some reassurance regarding the state of #90's groin:
Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss said he is “100 percent'' certain he will be ready for the regular season opener on Wednesday, after sitting out the third period of Friday's 5-2 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“I feel pretty good,'' Weiss said. “Just a little something going on there, decided to shut it down in the third and make sure we're ready for Wednesday.''
The club has been plagued by sore groins and hip flexors in the preseason. Weiss wouldn't reveal his issue but said he felt it during the second intermission.
“It's just precautionary,'' Weiss said. “I played a lot of hockey lately. Just trying to make sure we're fresh and ready to go for Wednesday when we start for real. I'm 100 percent sure. I just talked to the trainers.
“If it was up to me I probably would have kept playing tonight. I wanted to stay in the game and keep playing but still got to be smart this time of year, make sure we're healthy for when we start.''
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