• Sabres' Weber Out For The Season

    News: Mike Weber, who has missed the past two games with a lower-body injury, will have season-ending surgery.
    Analysis: The Sabres will miss Mike Weber's physical presence; on the other hand, this can only further help the Sabres secure 30th place, which they will if they lose Monday night. Nikita Zadorov and Tyson Strachan will fill in for Weber.
  • Sabres' Weber Could Be Done For Season

    News: Mike Weber (general soreness) didn't travel with the Sabres to Long Island for Saturday's game.
    Analysis: Coach Ted Nolan suggested that Mike Weber's injury could be season-ending, putting his status in doubt for the Sabres' remaining three games after Saturday. Considering that the Sabres were eliminated from playoff contention long ago, it probably makes sense for the team to shut down Weber for good rather than risk him suffering a setback heading into the offseason.
  • Sabres' Weber Out Friday

    News: Mike Weber (soreness) will not play Friday against the Blackhawks, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
    Analysis: Rasmus Ristolainen will likely join the Sabres' lineup in Mike Weber's absence. Weber's next chance to suit up will come on Saturday against the Islanders.
  • Sabres' Weber Dealing With Soreness

    News: Mike Weber is dealing with soreness and may not be available for Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
    Analysis: If Mike Weber doesn't suit up, Rasmus Ristolainen will likely join the lineup. While this doesn't sound like a serious injury, Weber may also be in danger of missing Saturday's game against the Islanders.
  • Sabres' Weber Picks Up Assist

    News: Mike Weber notched a shorthanded assist in Monday's win over the Coyotes.
    Analysis: The Sabres have received surprising scoring production of late from blueliners Andrej Meszaros and Rasmus Ristolainen, but Mike Weber hasn't really gotten involved in the act, as has been the case throughout his time in the NHL. Weber has just seven points in 63 games this season, and only has reached double-digit scoring once in his seven-year career.
  • Sabres' Weber Practicing

    News: Despite being diagnosed with an upper-body injury that would sideline him for at least two weeks, Mike Weber was a full participant at Thursday's morning skate and will play later in the evening against the Canucks, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: Mike Weber's return comes as a major surprise, as he'll only have missed two games following the upper-body procedure. With head coach Ted Nolan electing to sit Nikita Zadorov as a healthy scratch, Weber will likely draw back in on the second pairing next to Rasmus Ristolainen. Weber has been a steady physical presence on the blue line when healthy this season, and Nolan has been happy with his defense prior to the injury.
  • Sabres' Weber (Upper Body) Out At Least Two Weeks

    News: Coach Ted Nolan indicated that Mike Weber (upper body) will miss at least two weeks.
    Analysis: Mike Weber was already ruled out for a significant amount of time, but a better timetable has now been released. While two weeks is the minimum amount of time Weber will miss with the injury, it's also possible his absence extends well beyond that.
  • Sabres' Weber To Miss

    News: Mike Weber (upper body) will out of the lineup for the foreseeable future after leaving Friday's game, reports The Buffalo News.
    Analysis: Mike Weber has been one of the Sabres' most physical defenders and it seems to have taken a toll. Weber left in the first period against the Rangers and did not return. There's no timetable for Weber's return but it's safe to assume that he will likely miss the majority of the games remaining.
  • Sabres' Weber's Injury Could Be Long-Term

    News: Mike Weber's upper-body injury could be long-term according to his coach, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: Long-term is a flexible window, but there's a good chance Mike Weber misses some games, possibly Sunday against the Predators and Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. More information is still needed though.
  • Sabres' Weber Leaves With Injury

    News: Mike Weber was forced from Friday's game with an undisclosed injury, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: It isn't clear when Mike Weber suffered the injury, but he did not return to the Sabres' bench for the start of the second period, and will not return to Friday's contest. The team should update his status in the coming days.