Weber was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday. Weber hasn't appeared in an NHL game since Feb. 1 despite being on the active roster all month. The veteran blueliner isn't likely to play much this season.
The Penguins added Weber to their active roster Saturday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports. Pittsburgh's blue-line corps has been decimated by injuries, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Weber make his Penguins debut sooner rather than later. The Switzerland native picked up three points in 41 appearances with Nashville in 2019-20.
Weber was placed on the taxi squad after he was unable to get to Boston in time for Thursday's contest against the Bruins. Weber was signed by the Penguins following injuries to Brian Dumoulin (lower body), Mike Matheson (upper body) and Marcus Pettersson (upper body). Once the 32-year-old Weber is able to join the Pens in New York for Saturday's matchup with the Rangers, he will likely replace Kevin Czuczman on the active roster and could be in action on the third pairing with Chad Ruhwedel.
Weber won't be in the lineup versus Boston on Thursday due to travel complications, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports. With Brian Dumoulin (lower body) added to the Penguins' growing list of injured defensemen, the team really could have used Weber on Thursday. The 32-year-old Swiss international is expected to link up with the team in New York for two games against the Rangers. In the meantime. Kevin Czuczman figures to be activated off the taxi squad in order to give the Pens a full complement of defenders.
Weber inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins on Wednesday and was subsequently placed on waivers, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports. Weber was with the Predators during training camp on a PTO but was unable to parlay that into a permanent deal. With the Penguins decimated by injuries on the blue line, including Brian Dumoulin (lower body) who was hurt against Boston on Tuesday, the club finds itself in desperate need of reinforcements. Assuming he clears, Weber should start out on the 23-man roster right away but will no doubt be moved to the taxi squad or minors if Pittsburgh can get some of its defensemen healthy.
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