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.
Head coach Claude Julien said Weber (foot) may suit up for Tuesday's game versus the Red Wings, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
This is quite surprising because it's been less than two weeks since he was handed a 4-to-6 week timeline to return. However, Weber logged a full practice Monday and worked on the first power-play unit, so the Canadiens will evaluate how his injury responds to the workload. The veteran blueliner's certainly trending in the right direction, so he should be considered a game-time decision Tuesday.
Weber will miss between four and six weeks due to a left ankle sprain, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Some rumors flew around that Weber's injury was potentially season-ending and career-threatening, but those appear to have been overblown. While the veteran defenseman is headed for a lengthy stay on injured reserve, the new timetable indicates he should retake the ice this season. With the Canadiens fading in the playoff chase, Weber is unlikely to be rushed back, though a change in the team's fortunes could make the issue more pressing. If the timeline holds true, early-to-mid March would serve as the early end of Weber's return window.
Weber (foot) had his foot examined by the doctor who performed a procedure on his 2018 operation, and he's avoided damage to the original tendons that were worked on, Francois Gagnon of RDS reports.
While Weber is likely looking at an extended absence, the news provides a much more positive outlook than what was initially suggested. More information should surface as the situation develops, but this is certainly a good development for the veteran blueliner.
Weber (foot) could be sidelined for the remainder of the season in addition to facing questions regarding the rest of his career, per Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.
Weber's foot problem is reportedly linked to the injury that previously limited him to just 26 games in the 2017-18 campaign. The veteran blueliner has six more years remaining on his contract, which would force the Habs to place him on long-term injured reserve through the 2025-26 season if he is forced to retire due to injury. The club should hopefully provide an update on Weber's status in the coming days.
Weber, whose lower-body injury will keep him out of road games Wednesday and Friday, will not play Saturday's home game against Dallas, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
With that schedule in mind, the earliest Weber could return is next Tuesday at Detroit. The injury sounded minor at first, but the missed games are starting to pile up. This is sounding vaguely reminiscent of his 2017 foot injury, which the Canadiens initially downplayed before Weber played his final game in December and was limited to 26 games. Bob McKenzie of TSN added food for thought in a tweet, saying he's heard the prognosis is not encouraging.
Weber (lower body) won't travel with the team on its upcoming road trip, starting Wednesday versus the Bruins.
Weber has already been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Coyotes, and his next chance to play is Saturday versus the Stars, although he's considered doubtful for that game, according to John Lu of TSN.ca. Xavier Ouellete and Christian Folin will continue to rotate into the bottom pairing, while Victor Mete should bump to the top.
Montreal placed Weber (lower body) on injured reserve Thursday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The full extent of Weber's injury has yet to be determined, but he'll miss at least a week with his lower-body issue. The recently recalled Xavier Ouellet will round out the Canadiens' depth on the back end until Weber's ready to rejoin the lineup.
Weber missed practice for a therapy day Wednesday, and head coach Claude Julien said Montreal's captain is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Ducks, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
This is the third straight practice that Weber has taken a maintenance day, but Julien has not disclosed what is bothering the defenseman heading into Thursday's contest. If he sits out, look for Jeff Petry to shoulder a greater load on the blue line.
Weber scored a goal on four shots and blocked two shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Weber struck 52 seconds after Gustav Nyquist deposited an empty-netter. The tally snapped a 14-game goal drought for the big defenseman, who's up to 13 goals, 34 points and 156 shots through 54 games. He's exceeded his point production from last season and continues to provide a strong physical presence with 95 blocked shots, 93 hits and 24 PIM.
Weber had an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 4-1 in over the Flyers.
Weber's been in a scoring slump of late with the assist being just his second point in the last 10 games, but he remains among the top-10 scoring blueliners. The 34-year-old Weber ranks tied for 10th with 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) in 49 games.
Weber had four blocked shots over a team-high 26:11 of ice time in Monday's 2-0 win over the Flames.
Weber was paired once again with Ben Chiarot, who had missed two games with a lower-body injury, and the duo combined to stop seven pucks before reaching goalie Carey Price. Weber has been in a point slump, recording just one assist over the last eight games, but he's contributed in other areas with 25 shots on goal, 15 hits, 13 blocked shots and ample time on both special-team units.
Weber scored a goal on two shots and was minus-3 with two blocks and two hits Sunday in a 6-5 loss to Florida.
Weber's goal, his 12th of the season, came with 1:52 left in regulation and pulled the Panthers to within 6-5. Those 12 goals are already just two shy of the 14 he scored all of last season, albeit in an injury-abbreviated 58 games. Weber is also just two points from matching the 33 he had in 2018-19. Even at age 34, he remains an across-the-board fantasy contributor when healthy.
Weber scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Canucks.
Weber's 11th tally of the year stretched the lead to two goals, where it would remain for the rest of the third period. Weber has two goals and three assists during his four-game point streak. He's up to 28 points, 103 shots on goal, 66 blocked shots and 56 hits in 34 games this year. Injuries have limited the 34-year-old to just 84 games and 49 points over the previous two campaigns, but his .82 points-per-game pace in 2019-20 would be the best of his career if he can sustain it.
Weber had an assist, six shots, one hit and one blocked shot in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Detroit.
Weber helped make up for his role in the Red Wings' goal in the opening period when he over-skated a puck behind the Canadiens' net. During the frantic final minutes of the game, with goalie Carey Price pulled, the defenseman fed Tomas Tatar for Montreal's lone goal. Weber has points in three straight games, giving him 27 for the season, sixth among NHL defensemen.
Weber scored and tallied an assist, finishing with two points in a 4-1 win over the Penguins.
In addition to two points, Weber dished out four hits in what will serve as a confidence boost for the Canadiens, given how much they've struggled as of late. Montreal's captain has been as consistent as they come in 2019-20, with Weber now sitting at 25 points through 31 games.
Weber finished Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Islanders with two points.
Weber's first point of the evening came in the form of a primary assist on Brendan Gallagher's 11th goal of the season, one that gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead. After an empty-net goal, Weber now has 23 points in 28 games in 2019-20.
Weber scored a goal on two shots and added a hit in Tuesday's 8-1 loss to the Bruins.
Weber tied the game at one apiece midway through the first period, but that was it for the Canadiens, who were embarrassed by their division rival at Bell Centre. It was the second straight game with a goal for Weber, who has six over the last nine games.
Weber had a goal on five shots with two hits and three blocked shots in a season-high 28:39 of ice time in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
Canadiens head coach Claude Julien has managed the 34-year-old Weber's ice time, but the coach needed the captain on a night that grew increasingly haywire. Montreal blew a 4-0 second-period lead and a 5-3 third-period lead at home. Weber has not lost his scoring touch after a pair of injury-marred seasons; he's amassed 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) over his last 17 games.
Weber scored a goal and served up an assist, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Friday's 5-2 win over the Capitals.
Weber's second-period tally was a heat-seeking missile headed straight for the net, which left Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov no chance to save it. The 34-year-old defenseman has seven points during a five-game point streak. He's up to 16 points in 19 contests overall this season. Weber has also added 33 hits, 36 blocked shots and 50 shots on goal.
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