Stephen Weiss would like to re-sign with the Florida Panthers.
"You know what? It would be awesome to finish my career here," he said. "I've been here for a long time. You don't see that too often nowadays, guys staying with one team for a long time. So that would be great. But saying that, first of all, are they going to want me back? And if they do, those will be decisions that I'm going to make here at some point. I'm going to look at all the options and decide what I feel is best for me moving forward. That's about it." He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. GM Dale Tallon said previously that he wanted to wait until Weiss was healthy before discussing the possibility of a new contract. Now, Weiss is slated to miss the rest of the year following wrist surgery so it's unclear how that will impact any possible negotiations. He has been bothered by the ailment since last season and he had surgery on the same wrist following the 2008-09 campaign.