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The Latest On Weiss, Players Returning From The Olympics And More

Ansar Khan with an update on some of the injured and some of the Olympians...

“It appears Weiss is not ready to go; he felt some soreness, trainers decided to hold him back,” Holland said. “We wanted to get him a couple of games in Grand Rapids. Not sure if he’ll play in Montreal or play in Milwaukee with Grand Rapids on Wednesday.”

Kindl suffered a sprained MCL on Feb. 3 vs. Vancouver. He practiced during the break.

“Kindl is very questionable for Wednesday,” Holland said. “If he doesn’t play Wednesday, then he won’t play Thursday (at Ottawa).”...

Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson, as well as forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Gustav Nyquist, were given the day off Tuesday after playing in the gold medal game for Sweden on Sunday (3-0 loss to Canada). But they will be ready to play Wednesday....

Holland had no update on Johan Franzen, who was hoping to be cleared on Monday after missing 22 of the past 23 games with a concussion.

Pavel Datsyuk was scheduled to land in Detroit on Monday and practice Tuesday after being given a few days off to spend in Russia after the Olympics. Datsyuk played in all five games for Russia, after appearing in two games for the Red Wings before the break, but it’s not a given that he’ll be ready for Wednesday.

“He wasn’t 100 percent before the Olympics,” Holland said. “I want to see how Pav is feeling.”


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if Pavel doesnt play Wednesday…..well….i dont know how I’d react to that as he could have come right back after the games to get ‘treatment’ at least. He’s already going to be incredibly jet-lagged. EVERY POINT MATTERS.

Posted by brians neck on 02/24/14 at 08:33 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Weiss has been a HUGE disappointment.

Posted by w2j2 on 02/25/14 at 06:19 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Weiss is a Section 8

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 02/25/14 at 09:31 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

For as much as I didn’t want the Wings to resign Filppula last summer, I would have been a little happier if they had instead if signing Weiss (for 5 freakin years, no less)... and I really hate saying that. I sure hope Weiss has a breakout year next year but I sure as hell ain’t holding my breathe.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 02/25/14 at 01:13 PM ET


I sure hope Weiss has a breakout year next year but I sure as hell ain’t holding my breathe.

Me neither, especially since he’s already had several years that could be considered breakout years.

Posted by Garth on 02/25/14 at 02:23 PM ET

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Personally, i’ll cut Weiss some slack, if only for this year due to injury. Hoping he comes along here for the playoff push of course. But he damn well better shine next year and beyond. And realistically I dont think we are gonna get much done in the first four games due to lag/sync/bs/injuries/etc/etc. But those points are gold right now as those teams just under us are hungrier than we are.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/25/14 at 02:36 PM ET

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