The health of the Panthers' struggling offense is relative to the health of their offensive players.
As Florida's injury list grows, its offensive output has shrunk.
The Panthers added another to the injured list Thursday as Stephen Weiss missed the game against Ottawa with what is called a lower-body injury.
With Weiss on the shelf, Florida — which scored one goal in its recent two-game road trip to Ottawa and Montreal — is missing four of its top forwards as well as defenseman Erik Gudbranson.
The extent of Weiss' injury is unknown as he took part in Thursday's morning skate but didn't come out for warmups.
General manager Dale Tallon said Thursday that Weiss — Florida's top line center — is day-to-day and doesn't plan on putting him on injured reserve.
"He just came off the ice," Tallon said of Weiss at Thursday's morning skate.
Florida Panthers' Stephen Weiss joins lengthy injured list
Miami Herald | Jan 26