SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -Already without injured forward Richard Zednik, the Florida Panthers were without center Stephen Weiss for their game Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.
Weiss has been battling the flu for the past few days, coach Jacques Martin said, and his absence forced Florida - which was missing two of its top five scorers Wednesday - to further juggle its lines.
Zednik was seriously injured when teammate Olli Jokinen's skate pierced his neck in Buffalo on Sunday night, and the 32-year-old forward remained hospitalized Wednesday in good condition. Rob Globke was summoned from Rochester of the American Hockey League to fill Zednik's spot.
Rookie left wing Stefan Meyer was called up from Rochester on Wednesday to replace Weiss, whose availability for Florida's game with Washington on Friday night is unknown.
Weiss has 10 goals and 23 assists this season. Zednik had 15 goals and 11 assists, including six goals in his previous five games before the injury.
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