Weber has 15 goals and 21 assists over 65 games in 2019-20. Weber's battled through injuries the previous two seasons, but was on a pace for 75 games played and another 40-point season. He appeared to avoid a significant foot injury, which was originally projected for him to miss four-to-six weeks. The 34-year-old blueliner has four years remaining and will return as a top-pair defenseman in 2020-21.
Weber accumulated seven hits in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers. Aside from a left ankle sprain that kept him out for six games, Weber has stayed healthy this season, with the heady defenseman sitting at 15 goals, 21 assists, 111 hits and 114 blocked shots through 64 games. Long gone are the days of Weber cracking 20-plus points on the man advantage, but he's still averaging 2:10 of ice time in that key special teams spot. The veteran will hit the ice against the Predators -- his draft team from 2003 -- Tuesday evening.
Weber scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canucks. He added four blocked shots and a minor penalty while finishing plus-3 over 21:49 of ice time. Weber pocketed his 15th goal and second in three games when he gave Montreal an early 2-0 lead in the first period. He has not lost a beat since returning from an ankle injury that was originally estimated to keep him out until sometime in March. The 34-year-old blueliner continues to log heavy minutes on the top pair.
Weber scored a goal on five shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory over Washington. Weber scored in his usual fashion Thursday, teeing up a rocket from just inside the blue line late in the first period. With his 14th goal of the season, the 34-year-old ties his total from last season. Weber now has two goals and four points in 17 games since the start of January.
Weber (foot) will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's clash with the Red Wings, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Weber will be returning to action less than one week after he was given a 4-6 week recovery timetable by Montreal's medical staff, so he'll almost certainly be at less than 100 percent against Detroit. Nonetheless, the veteran blueliner is expected to take on a featured role Tuesday, skating on the Candiens' top pairing and first power-play unit. Despite the questions surrounding his health, owners shouldn't hesitate to slot the former Predator back into their lineups, as he's been a rock-solid fantasy option when healthy this season, racking up 13 goals and 34 points to go along with 157 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating in 55 appearances.
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