The Predators traded Weber to the Canadiens in exchange in exchange for P.K. Subban on Wednesday. The Predators saw an opportunity to add a little more youth to their blue line on Wednesday and took it, exchanging the 30-year-old Weber for the 27-year-old Subban in a straight player-for-player trade. The Preds will be saying farewell to a player that was key to the franchise's success in recent years, as Weber has been one of the NHL's premier defenders throughout his decade-long stay in Nashville, amassing an astounding 443 points (166 goals, 277 assists) over his 10 seasons with the Predators. The right-handed defender will now take his talents to Montreal, where he'll immediately slot into a top-pairing role with the Canadiens.
Weber was a defensive force in Thursday night's 4-3, triple-overtime Game 4 win over the Sharks. He had two PIM, seven blocked shots, and eight hits through a whopping 49:07 of ice time. Who doesn't love free hockey to pad the fantasy stats? It was a bit disappointing to see Weber fail to land on the scoresheet with so much ice time, but his defensive efforts were off the charts. Weber still has seven points in 11 games this postseason, and remains one of the most dependable options from the blue line. He gives it his all on both ends of the rink.
Weber registered a tally and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks in Game 3. After a solid series against the Ducks, Weber had gone silent coming into Tuesday's must-win contest. The 30-year-old must have needed to sleep in the comfort of his own bed, as the blueliner awoke at home and notched his first multi-point outing of the playoffs. Weber is now at three markers and four apples to date, and Nashville will need even more to tie the series Thursday.
Weber picked up his third point of the postseason in Saturday's Game 5, 5-2 loss to Anaheim. Weber is simply continuing his strong regular season, but the Preds need offence from other parts of the team. Nashville is on the ropes in the series, down 3-2 and will need to pull out all the stops to move on to the second round.
Weber will not play Saturday night against the Stars, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. There's nothing wrong with the stud defenseman, and it appears that he and four other Preds regulars are simply getting extra rest in advance of the postseason.
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