Stephen Weiss was originally slated to play in two of three games for the Grand Rapids Griffins this weekend on a conditioning stint, but now he won’t play in any.

Weiss had sports-hernia surgery in December. He hasn’t played for the Red Wings since Dec. 10. He scored two goals and two assists in 26 games.

A flu bug limited him last week. He was supposed to get in a couple of skates with the rest of the Wings returning from the Olympic break this week and then play for the Griffins today.

After practice on Saturday, Weiss and the trainers decided he needed to get more physical contact in practices with the Wings before returning to action in a game.

“I’m starting to feel really good, but there hasn’t been that much practice time,” Weiss said. “First day with some contact today. So, start ramping that up again tomorrow and Monday and see what happens next week.”

He will practice with the Red Wings today, rather than report to Grand Rapids.

Weiss could still play in a game or two with the Griffins in the coming week, if it is decided he needs a conditioning stint before playing in an NHL game.

Weiss and the trainers could also decide after a few more skates that he’s ready to play without the need for a game or two in Grand Rapids.

He said it’s still possible he could be in the lineup on Wednesday when the Red Wings visit Montreal in the first game back from the break.

“He’s looked good,” assistant coach Bill Peters said after Saturday’s practice. “I thought things have progressed real well. I know he got sick there early in the Olympic break, but his last two skates have been excellent.”

Asked whether there was a chance Weiss could return for the first game back, Peters said he wasn’t sure.

“Slow and steady wins the race in his situation, coming off that surgery that he had,” Peters said. “He’s getting real close.”

With Henrik Zetterberg out for the remainder of the regular season after having back surgery, the Wings are going to need contributions from everyone in order to make the playoffs.

“Obviously losing Z is a huge loss for us,” Weiss said. “I’m not thinking about coming in trying to replace him. I’ve got to come and do my own thing and play my game, but certainly we’re going to need guys to step up and fill that void. I definitely put some of that onus on me coming back, for sure.”