Florida assigns Weller to Wolves

The Florida Panthers have loaned right wing Craig Weller to the Chicago Wolves.

Weller has appeared in 60 American Hockey League contests with the Houston Aeros and Providence Bruins this season, notching 11 assists, 15 points and 69 penalty minutes during his eighth professional campaign.

The 28-year-old forward spent last season with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild, where he recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 47 penalty minutes in 36 games. Overall, he has accrued 10 assists, 14 points and 127 penalty minutes in 95 career NHL contests with the Phoenix Coyotes and Wild, spanning two seasons (2007-09).

The Calgary, Alta., native also registered 42 goals, 99 points and 593 penalty minutes in 351 career AHL contests with the Hartford Wolf Pack, Aeros and Bruins, spanning six seasons (2002-07, 2009-10).