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NHL roundup: Panthers' Weiss faces season-ending wrist surgery

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Center Stephen Weiss' trying season with the Florida Panthers ended Tuesday with a wrist injury.

General manager Dale Tallon announced that Weiss will have surgery early next week and would miss about three months.

A first-round draft pick in 2001, Weiss has endured a difficult season that included the death of his grandmother. He scored just one goal in 17 games.

"He couldn't perform up to his capabilities, in his opinion, and he wanted to get it fixed," Tallon told

---The Nashville Predators claimed forward Zach Boychuk on waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins and placed forward Brandon Yip on injured reserve, team general manager David Poile announced.

Boychuk, 23, hasn't scored in eight NHL games with the Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes in 2012-13. In 80 career NHL contests since 2008-09, he has seven goals and 11 assists.

---The Philadelphia Flyers recalled left winger Eric Wellwood from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, general manager Paul Holmgren announced.

Wellwood, who turns 23 Wednesday, joins the Flyers for the second time this season. He appeared in the team's first four games this season.

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