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Canadiens' Shea Weber: Career may be over
Weber (ankle) is expected to miss the upcoming season and has likely played his last NHL game. General manager Marc Bergevin told reporters, "Even missing a practice for him wasn't an option. He has a lot of mileage...he won't be back next season, and probably won't be back for his career," Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
If Weber is in fact unable to continue playing, then he figures to spend the next five seasons on long-term injured reserve for the Canadiens. This would give the club the ability to exceed the cap by $7.8 million annually unless it opts to trade Weber's contract to another team. If this does mark the end of the four-time All-Star's NHL career, he will retire having appeared in 1038 games for Nashville and Montreal in which he racked up 224 goals and 365 assists, including 239 power-play points.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Status in doubt for next season
Weber, who played through a thumb injury in the playoffs, may miss the entirety of the upcoming season due to lingering foot and ankle issues, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Weber has often played through injuries during his career, but that appears to be catching up with him at 35 years old. Per Friedman, the lingering injury is in Weber's left foot or ankle, where he had surgery to repair torn tendons in March of 2018. The Canadiens, in coordination with the league and the NHLPA, are evaluating what his long-term future will look like. With doubts about his health ahead of 2021-22, the captain could be left unprotected ahead of next Wednesday's Seattle expansion draft to allow the Canadiens to protect a healthier player.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Managing thumb injury
Weber played through a thumb injury during the playoffs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme didn't elaborate on Weber's injury much in his comments after Wednesday's Game 5 loss. Weber managed a goal and five helpers in 22 playoff contests. The defenseman added 72 hits, 40 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating while skating on the top pairing.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Garners helper
Weber managed an assist, five shots on goal and three blocked shots in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning in Game 3.
Weber set up Phillip Danault's tally at 11:16 of the first period to put the Canadiens on the board, although they never pulled even. The 35-year-old Weber has been more of a physical presence than a scorer in the playoffs. He has six points, 63 hits, 47 shots on net, 35 blocked shots, 24 PIM and a plus-3 rating through 20 contests in a top-four role.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Active night in Tampa
Weber added an assist, six hits and five shots in Monday night's 5-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
In his first ever Stanley Cup Finals game, the Habs captain was active all night, assisting on the team's only goal by Ben Chiarot in the second period and providing six hits and five shots on net in 25:20 of ice time. Weber has just five points in 18 games in this year's playoffs, along with 60 hits, 31 blocks and 40 shots.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Scores on power play
Weber scored a power-play goal on two shots and added three hits in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 6.
Weber capitalized on a failed clearance by Vegas' Alec Martinez. The goal was Weber's first of the postseason -- he's added three assists, 24 PIM, 54 hits and 31 blocked shots across 17 outings. He's seen significantly less power-play time since Jeff Petry returned to the lineup in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals, which could limit Weber's usefulness in DFS during the Cup Finals.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Provides shorthanded assist
Weber recorded a shorthanded assist, four hits, two blocked shots, two shots on net and two PIM in Friday's 1-0 win over the Jets in Game 2.
Weber seemed to do a bit of everything Friday. He set up Tyler Toffoli's second-period tally, which was the only goal in the game. After Weber went scoreless in all seven games versus the Maple Leafs, he's picked up an assist in each of the last two contests. The defenseman has added 25 shots on net, 28 hits, 13 blocked shots and 18 PIM through nine playoff outings.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Notches first playoff point
Weber had a power-play assist, five shots on net, three hits and one blocked shot in Montreal's 5-3 win over Winnipeg in Game 1 on Wednesday.
Weber, who missed the final eight games of the regular season due to an upper-body injury, has played all eight games of the postseason. The assist was his first postseason point, although he's had an impact in other areas. The defenseman has 23 shots, 24 hits and 11 blocked shots thus far in the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Ready to play Thursday
Weber (upper body) will return to the lineup for Game 1 versus Toronto on Thursday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Prior to getting hurt, Weber managed just one goal and one assist in his previous 14 contests. That disappointing end to the season saw the veteran blueliner miss the 20-point mark for just the second time since his rookie campaign back in 2005-06. The British Columbia native logged 2:22 of ice time per game with the man advantage this season and should continue to see opportunities on the power play heading into the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Postseason return expected
Weber (upper body) will miss the remainder of the regular season but is expected to return for the start of the playoffs, per coach Dominique Ducharme, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Weber last suited up April 28, so he may have to deal with some rust when he returns for the postseason. The veteran defenseman will finish the regular season with six goals and 13 assists in 48 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Not expected back on road trip
According to Arpon Basu of The Athletic, head coach Dominique Ducharme doesn't expect Weber (upper body) to return on the team's current road trip.
The Canadiens have four road games -- in Ottawa on Wednesday and in Toronto for three contests -- between now and Saturday, which effectively rules Weber out until May 10 against the Oilers, at the earliest. The veteran blueliner has missed three games thus far with the injury.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Skates alone Monday
Weber (upper body) skated on his own Monday, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Weber has missed three straight games due to the injury, but interim head coach Dominique Ducharme upgraded his status to day-to-day heading into back-to-back games Wednesday in Ottawa and Thursday in Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Absence stretches to three games
Weber (upper body) isn't in the lineup for Monday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.
Weber will miss a third consecutive game. Alexander Romanov is projected to maintain a top-pairing role opposite Ben Chiarot on Monday, while Weber will set his sights on healing up in time to face Ottawa Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Remains sidelined
Weber (upper body) won't play Saturday versus Ottawa, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Weber will miss a second straight contest with his upper-body issue. Alexander Romanov will likely continue to skate on Montreal's top pairing until Weber is ready to return.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Won't play Friday
Weber (upper body) will not be available for Friday's tilt with the Jets.
Weber will miss his first game of the season Friday with his upper-body issue. The 35-year-old blueliner has 19 points and a minus-4 rating through 48 games this season. He'll be replaced by Erik Gustafsson and be considered questionable for Saturday's game against Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Breaks scoring slump
Weber had a power-play goal, two shots on net and one hit in Monday's 2-1 win over the Flames.
Weber one-timed a feed from Tomas Tatar to put the Canadiens on top, 1-0, midway through the first period. It was defenseman's first goal in 22 games and first point of any kind in eight contests. Montreal has been goal challenged since losing Brendan Gallagher (thumb), and Weber's goal drought had drawn recent attention.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Logs power-play helper
Weber had a power-play assist, one shot on net and four blocked shots in Monday's 4-2 win over Toronto.
On a first-period power play, Weber kept feeding Nick Suzuki, who wristed his second attempt past Jack Campbell for Montreal's second goal of the game. The assist snapped a four-game point drought for Weber.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Shea Weber: Collects pair of helpers
Weber had two assists and four shots in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Ottawa. He also produced five PIM, one hit and one block.
Weber, who received a fighting major for squaring off with Brady Tkachuk in the first period, assisted on a power-play goal by Tyler Toffoli and an even-strength tally by Josh Anderson. The 35-year-old Weber has dished out five helpers across his last four games, pushing his season point total to 17.... See More ... See Less
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