Weber sat out Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets as a healthy scratch. Weber took a seat on the bench to make room for rookie Dante Fabbro, who was making his NHL debut against the Jackets. Looking ahead, it's possible you will see a brief platoon situation develop between Weber, Fabbro and Matt Irwin over the final few games of the regular season, but you should expect to see Weber play the majority of games opposite Dan Hamhuis on the Preds' third defensive pairing once the playoffs start.
Weber (upper body) skated 8:48 in a 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. The ice time was 3:25 less than his season average entering the contest. The Predators are known for using their third pairing sparingly, but this was the fourth-lowest amount Weber has skated in 54 appearances this year.
Weber (upper body) will return Saturday versus the Hurricanes, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. Weber missed Nashville's last game with an upper-body injury. The 30-year-old has only found the scoresheet eight times -- two goals and six assists -- in 53 games this season, so his reinsertion into the Preds' lineup won't be huge news for fantasy folk.
Weber has an upper-body injury and won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Wild, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports. Weber is an occasional healthy scratch anyway and he zero points over the last 10 games. The 30-year-old's absence will allow Matt Donovan to suit up with the Predators for the second time this season.
Weber has just a single point in 15 games since being activated off the IR in mid-January. To make matters worse, he's been averaging 11:27 over that stretch, and he's been a healthy scratch five times. The good news is, with Dan Hamhuis (leg) currently on the IR, Weber should see more consistent minutes over the foreseeable future, but a scoring outburst does not appear to be imminent for the 30-year-old Swiss defender.
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