Weber (knee) skated for 30 minutes Saturday morning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Weber is gradually ramping up his rehab efforts on the ice. The newly minted Habs captain isn't expected to return until mid-December, but it's conceivable that he could end up returning ahead of schedule.
Weber (knee) skated for the first time Thursday prior to the Habs' game-day session. While Weber's timeline likely hasn't changed -- he's expected back in mid-December -- the fact that he was able to get on the ice is a good sign for the newly minted captain's recovery. Once given the green light to play, the veteran blueliner should still have plenty of time to challenge for the 30-point threshold.
Weber (knee) was named the 30th captain of the Canadiens on Monday. Weber replaces Max Pacioretty, who was notably traded to Vegas this offseason. Based on talent and experience, the 33-year-old is a fine choice for the role. However, he's also dealing with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out until December, so the Habs will be without their captain for a couple months to start the season.
Weber (knee) believes he can come back stronger when he's fully healthy, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports. Earlier in the week, Weber expressed that he "feels amazing" following his March ankle surgery. The bigger concern, however, is how he progresses from the knee procedure he underwent in June. He isn't expected to be ready for game situations until December, but the fact that he believes he can be "as good if not stronger" is surely a step in the right direction for his long-term value.
Weber is recovering from knee surgery in June and will start the season on injured reserve, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. Weber is expected to miss the beginning of the season following his knee surgery in June, with this latest report clarifying that he will be starting on IR. The 33-year-old defenseman likely won't be back until at least mid-December, meaning the Canadiens will be looking for larger contributions from their remaining defensemen during the opening months of the season.
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