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Panthers Lose Weiss for Season

Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A bad season for the Florida Panthers just got worse.

Panthers general manager Dave Tallon announced Tuesday that center Stephen Weiss will have season-ending wrist surgery.

Weiss has only four points in 17 games this season, to go along with a minus 13 rating, tied for worst in the NHL. Part of his struggles are thought to be because of his wrist.

Weiss is in his 11th NHL season, all played with the Panthers. Last season he scored 20 goals and dished out 37 assists, leading the Panthers to the Southeast Division title.

The surgery could also mean that Weiss' days as a Panther are done. He is a free agent after this season.

Florida (7-11-5,19pts) is currently tied with Washington for the second least amount of points in the NHL.

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