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.
Weber was cut loose by the Predators on Wednesday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
After rejoining Nashville on a professional tryout, Weber apparently wasn't able to convince team brass to bring him back into the fold. With the team's normal AHL affiliate Milwaukee shut down for the year, finding an AHL-only contract could be tricky for the blueliner. At this point, the 32-year-old Weber may have to head overseas in order to continue his professional career. If he doesn't find another NHL deal, he would eventually retire having logged 497 career games for Montreal, Vancouver and Nashville in which he garnered 28 goals, 66 assists and 475 hits.
Weber will attend the Predators' camp on a professional tryout offer, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Weber drew into 41 games with Nashville last season, picking up three points while averaging just 14:01 of ice time per contest. It wouldn't be surprising to see the 32-year-old vet earn a two-way deal with the Predators due to his wealth of experience and familiarity with the club, but he'll likely have to settle for a spot on the team's taxi squad.
Weber served as a healthy scratch for the third straight game Saturday against the Avalanche.
With the arrival of Dante Fabbro and Jarred Tinordi this season, Weber is currently the odd man out on the Preds' blue line. We expect he will likely get the odd spot start here and there down the stretch, but his days as an everyday player in the NHL are likely over.
Weber saw ice time of just 8:10 in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.
Ouch. For a guy who's been averaging close to 14 minutes a game this season, the Preds' coaching staff is clearly not showing a lot of confidence in the 31-year-old blueliner right now. Either way, Weber has not cracked double digits in points for the past four seasons, and he is no threat to do so this year, either. He has virtually no fantasy value outside of ultra-deep leagues.
Weber picked up an assist, three shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
Weber earned the secondary helper on Colin Blackwell's first-period goal. The Swiss defenseman has just two helpers, 30 shots, 22 hits and 19 blocks in 26 games this season. He's seen a consistent role recently due to Ryan Ellis' upper-body injury suffered in the Winter Classic versus the Stars. That being said, Weber is unlikely to make enough of an impact to interest fantasy owners.
Weber served as a healthy scratch for the fourth consecutive game Monday against the Coyotes.
With the arrival of rookie blueliner Dante Fabbro this season, the 31-year-old Weber is essentially fighting to hold down a roster spot this season, currently platooning with Matt Irwin to play opposite Dan Hamhuis on the Preds' third defensive pairing. Now with just a single assist in 19 games, Weber's fantasy value is hovering dangerously close to zero in all formats.
Weber recorded an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Devils.
Weber skated under 10 minutes for the third time this season. The little-used blueliner has produced just the single assist, 12 hits, nine blocked shots and 11 shots on goal through 16 games this season. He hasn't topped 10 points since 2014-15 -- feel free to avoid the 31-year-old in fantasy.
Weber skated in his second consecutive game Saturday against the Panthers following a six-game stint as a healthy scratch. He skated just 11:46 with one hit and two shots on goal.
Still looking for his first point of the season, the last time the 31-year-old blueliner cracked double digits in points was five seasons ago (2014-15) while with the Canucks. In short, he doesn't score enough -- or even play enough -- to warrant any real fantasy consideration.
Weber sat out his fourth straight game as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Flames.
Weber continues to platoon with Dan Hamhuis and Matt Irwin for a spot on the team's third defensive pairing. He has not cracked double digits in points since the 2014-15 season when he played for the Canucks, and won't have any fantasy value in 2019-20.
Weber played his seventh consecutive game without a point in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.
This should not come as a surprise, as the 31-year-old blueliner has recorded fewer than 10 points in each of the last four seasons. Being more the stay-at-home type, you should be used to seeing Weber go long stretches without cracking the scoresheet. His fantasy value continues to hover dangerously close to zero in most formats.
Weber sat out Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets as a healthy scratch.
Weber took a seat on the bench to make room for rookie Dante Fabbro, who was making his NHL debut against the Jackets. Looking ahead, it's possible you will see a brief platoon situation develop between Weber, Fabbro and Matt Irwin over the final few games of the regular season, but you should expect to see Weber play the majority of games opposite Dan Hamhuis on the Preds' third defensive pairing once the playoffs start.
Weber (upper body) skated 8:48 in a 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
The ice time was 3:25 less than his season average entering the contest. The Predators are known for using their third pairing sparingly, but this was the fourth-lowest amount Weber has skated in 54 appearances this year.
Weber (upper body) will return Saturday versus the Hurricanes, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.
Weber missed Nashville's last game with an upper-body injury. The 30-year-old has only found the scoresheet eight times -- two goals and six assists -- in 53 games this season, so his reinsertion into the Preds' lineup won't be huge news for fantasy folk.
Weber has an upper-body injury and won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Wild, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Weber is an occasional healthy scratch anyway and he zero points over the last 10 games. The 30-year-old's absence will allow Matt Donovan to suit up with the Predators for the second time this season.
Weber has just a single point in 15 games since being activated off the IR in mid-January.
To make matters worse, he's been averaging 11:27 over that stretch, and he's been a healthy scratch five times. The good news is, with Dan Hamhuis (leg) currently on the IR, Weber should see more consistent minutes over the foreseeable future, but a scoring outburst does not appear to be imminent for the 30-year-old Swiss defender.
Weber -- who was playing for the first time in 10 games due to an undisclosed injury -- recorded a plus-2 rating and one hit in 14:29 of ice time against Washington on Tuesday.
Despite his stint on the sidelines, Weber is on pace to crack the 10-point mark for the first time since the 2-14-15 campaign when he was with Vancouver. Considering the Swiss blueliner has managed to break the 20-point threshold just once in his career, he is unlikely to offer significant fantasy value the rest of the way.
The Predators activated Weber (undisclosed) off injured reserve Tuesday.
Weber has missed Nashville's last 10 games due to an undisclosed injury, but he'll finally make his return to the lineup Tuesday, skating with Dan Hamhuis on the Predators' bottom pairing against the Capitals. The veteran's return will bolster his team's blue-line depth, but it will almost certainly go unnoticed in most fantasy circles, as he's only totaled 12 points in 84 appearances over the past two campaigns.
Weber (undisclosed) is not expected to return to the lineup against the Maple Leafs on Monday and is still on injured reserve.
Weber has been skating with the team, per Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site, but still hasn't been given the green light to resume playing. Even once cleared to play, the blueliner could struggle to break into the lineup over Matt Irwin or Dan Hamhuis.
Weber (undisclosed) was on the ice with two of his injured teammates Tuesday, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. However, the defenseman remains on injured reserve and isn't in the projected lineup for the evening's home game versus the Flyers.
Weber appears to be making progress, but in the absence of specific details about what's been bothering him, it's difficult to know how close he is to a return. In a way, it's good that he doesn't have much fanfare in the fantasy realm -- one less player to worry about when it comes to tracking injuries.
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