Panthers center Weiss likely out rest of season

Updated: January 11, 2006, 2:02 PM ET
Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers center Stephen Weiss most likely will miss the rest of the regular season because of a torn ligament in his left wrist that requires surgery.

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Weiss had an MRI exam Monday and is scheduled for surgery Tuesday. He missed the past four games and doesn't know when he hurt his wrist.

"It was sore for about two months," he said. "I was playing until I couldn't play anymore."

Weiss hopes to return this season if the Panthers make the playoffs. He is fourth on the team in scoring with nine goals and 12 assists. He was the Panthers' first draft choice in 2001 and fourth overall.


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