After encouraging AHL stint, Weiss to play tonight for Wings

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Stephen Weiss will play in just his second Red Wings game of the season tonight when Detroit hosts Ottawa. The 31-year-old center confirmed it this morning.

Weiss was most recently in the AHL on a conditioning assignment, one in which he had two goals in two games for Grand Rapids.

“It felt good,” Weiss said, per FOX Sports Detroit. “Really, scoring is fun, and that’s what I’ve gotta do. To be able to chip in a little bit and score both games, it felt good. I wish I could have gotten a few more.”

Weiss is expected to skate on the left side of a third line with center Darren Helm and winger Tomas Jurco.

Pavel Datsyuk, meanwhile, is not ready to play quite yet.

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