Weber (upper body) was on the ice for practice Friday, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports. More of a shutdown defenseman than someone who'll light up the virtual scoreboard, Weber remains on injured reserve, but he's looking to round out his recovery after taking a brutal check to the head from Dallas forward Martin Hanzal in an Oct. 12 contest.
Weber (upper body) was placed on Nashville's injured reserve list Tuesday. The move to IR will make Weber ineligible to suit up for the Predators' next two games at least. Frederick Gaudreau was recalled in a corresponding move, and Roman Josi (lower body) could be ready to return shortly to fill in the gap on the Nashville blue line.
Weber (upper body) will sit out Saturday's game in Chicago, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports. Weber was considered a game-time decision heading into the contest, and will have veteran Matt Irwin replace him in the lineup. The Swiss blueliner's next opportunity to return to game action will be Tuesday against Colorado.
Weber (upper body) is listed as day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against the Blackhawks. Weber's day-to-day tag is a positive outcome all things considered, as it appeared as though his outlook could be much worse following the brutal hit to the head he took from Dallas' Martin Hanzal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars. The Predators should release another update on the 29-year-old blueliner's status prior to puck drop Saturday evening.
Weber left Thursday's game against the Stars in the first period after sustaining an undisclosed injury, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. The 29-year-old blueliner suffered the injury when he took a high hit from Dallas' Martin Hanzal while skating through the neutral zone. Hanzal received a five-minute major for interference, and Weber was ultimately unable to return to the contest. Per Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site, coach Peter Laviolette wasn't able to provide an update on Weber's status following Thursday's game, so at this point the severity of his ailment is unknown. Nashville should release an update on Weber's status ahead of Saturday night's meeting with the Blackhawks.
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