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Nine: Dealing With An Injury

Wednesday, 10.29.2008 / 6:00 PM ET / Blogs
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Nine: Dealing With An Injury
Center Stephen Weiss
Panthers center Stephen Weiss is back for another season of his blog, 'Nine. Weiss will bring you closer to Panthers action both on and off the ice as he talks about his experiences throughtout the 2008-09 season. Nine is in it's second season and can only exclusively be seen on floridapanthers.com

The popular first-round draft pick (4th overall) in 2001, is in his seventhh NHL season, all with the Cats. The Toronto, Ontario native had his second straight 40 point season, finishing with 13 goals and 29 assists in 74 games. He also set a career high in game-winning goals with four.

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The groin injury is something I had at the start of training camp when I was in Calgary. It kind of went away a little bit then it came back on the road trip in Ottawa about halfway through the game.

It got pretty bad through the San Jose game and I wasn't able to go in St. Louis. I tried to go in warm up but I couldn't do it. So that's where we're at now. With a few days off this week I'm trying to rest it and get it healed and, hopefully, we'll be ready to come back this weekend.

There's a lot of rest at first, to be honest with you. Then ice. I'm working on body parts away from that area like glutes and hamstring and stuff like that, just trying to loosen those out and the outside of your quads. The looser you get those areas the better off your groin and hips are going to be.

In the perfect world I'd like to get at least two practices in, but at the same time I'm comfortable with going out and playing. I don't know how the coaches feel about that, but one or two practices should be enough at this stage of the year. I shouldn't be too rusty.

As for the last stretch of games, Montreal, Ottawa, San Jose and St. Louis - I think it was a good stretch for us. I think we played really well. We obviously beat one of the best teams in the league in San Jose at home. We didn't have our best effort the following night, but that's going to happen.

I'm happy with the way we started. I think we've made a lot of progress since day one in camp. I think a lot was thrown our way in terms of new systems and the way we wanted to play, and the guys responded really well. I think we're only going to get a lot better as the years goes on. So there's a lot of positives right now.

Talk to you soon.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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