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Shea Weber | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 233
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Shea Weber looked great in his first pre-season game Wednesday night.
It was his first game action since he dislocated a kneecap during last season's playoffs. Preds' coach Peter Laviolette was very pleased with what he saw from Weber. "He looked great," Laviolette said. "We kept him off the penalty kill. We got him 5-on-5 time and power play time. We will increase that from here and work him in a little bit more, but I thought for his first game back since last spring, I thought he looked really good." Good news for Weber owners. Weber is one of the top fantasy defensemen and should be drafted in the early rounds of hockey pools regardless of format. Sep 26 - 1:15 PM

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Shea Weber skated in his first preseason game Wednesday night.

It was his game action since he suffered a dislocated kneecap against Chicago on April 17 during the first round of the playoffs. "It was fun, fun to get back out there in a competitive setting, battle out there a little bit, get some hits and some contact," Weber said. "Whatever's going to take, we're working at it together here. Obviously, don't want to jump right into it and find out it's not quite ready, so it feels good and we'll just keep ramping up and be ready for the season." He finished with just 19:21 of ice time because coach Peter Laviolette wants to monitor the captain's minutes before the regular season.
Sep 24 - 11:09 AM

The Nashville Predators will look to reduce Shea Weber's ice time this season.

When asked if it was realistic to expect Weber's minutes to go down, head coach Peter Laviolette said: "Certainly, ideally you'd like to bring those minutes down a little bit if you could. Sometimes in the course of the game, it becomes a little bit challenging. I do think that we have the support and the depth to try to accomplish that this year, to see if we can't bring it down a little bit. One of the strengths on our team is defense, the depth of our defense. There's guys that still probably don't get the minutes or the situational play that they should, and that's got to be the challenge of the coaching staff, to make sure that these guys are getting the minutes, that they do get distributed a little bit more." The 30-year-old averaged 26:22 in 2014-15. Even if the Predators to chop his minutes, he will still have a lot of fantasy value going forward.
Sep 20 - 8:18 AM

Shea Weber doesn't believe his regular off-season training will be impacted by his rehab from knee surgery.

"I spend a lot of time in the gym every day during the week," Weber said. "I'll go in there and work out and obviously try to improve on weaknesses and also improve on some of my strengths. ... I can't do as much lower-body right now, but I'm still doing cardiovascular stuff, like I still ride the bike, use the rowing machine and stair stepper and all that stuff." He is progressing well from a dislocated kneecap and expects to be ready for training camp.
Jun 1 - 5:58 PM

Shea Weber’s recovery from surgery on a dislocated kneecap is going as planned.

Weber suffered the injury in Game 2 of the Predators’ first-round series with the Blackhawks on April 17. He was told it would take four to six weeks to recover. "Knee’s feeling good," Weber said. "Just taking it day by day and following the protocol and getting better each day." The defenseman who tallied 15 goals and 45 points during the regular season expects to fully cleared "hopefully soon."
May 30 - 9:49 PM

Shea Weber sustained a subluxed kneecap during Game 2 of Nashville's first-round series against Chicago.

He sat out the Predators' final four playoff matches and underwent a medical procedure to repair the damage. Weber is expected to require four to six weeks of recovery time.
Apr 27 - 4:52 PM

Shea Weber has been ruled out for the remainder of the first round due to a lower-body injury.

Nashville wouldn't specify what Weber's injury is, which is typical during the playoffs, but the team did specify that he doesn't have an ACL issue. Either way, Weber is obviously a huge part of the Predators and his absence has been felt. Also keep in mind that him being ruled out for the remainder of the first round doesn't necessarily imply that he will be back at some point during the Predators' playoff run should they advanced far enough. He might be able to return, but given the secrecy surrounding this and most other injuries at this time of year, there's no way to know for certain.
Apr 24 - 2:35 PM

Shea Weber will not join his teammates as they try to stave off elimination in Game Five versus Chicago on Thursday night.

Weber is still recovering from a lower body injury he sustained in Game Two. This is a tough blow for the Predators, who are just 1-4-2 record when Shea Weber isn't in their lineup. He'll be joined by Anton Volchenkov, Eric Nystrom, Viktor Arvidsson, Kevin Fiala and Gabriel Bourque in the press box.
Apr 23 - 9:35 PM

Over the last two seasons, the Nashville Predators have a 1-4-2 record when Shea Weber isn't in their lineup.

That doesn't bode well for their chances in their first round series against Chicago. Weber left game two with a leg injury and he didn't travel to Chicago for game three. "He’s a hard guy to replace, a guy any team would miss," Predators goalie Pekka Rinne said. "I think you try to fill the hole as a team, like we did (Friday) night. But hopefully it’s not a long-term injury and he’ll be back soon." The 29-year-old finished the season with 15 goals and 45 points in 78 games this season. Weber averaged over 26 minutes per game throughout the regular season.
Apr 19 - 8:57 AM

Grim news for the Nashville Predators: Shea Weber (leg) isn't traveling with the team to face the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 (and likely beyond).

With an update coming on Wednesday, it certainly doesn't sound like he'll be back anytime soon. The Predators are probably one of the teams most equipped to handle Weber's injury, but it's obviously a huge blow to Nashville anyway.
Apr 18 - 2:30 PM

There is no update on Shea Weber's condition.

All we know is that he sustained a lower-body injury in the second period Friday night after being checked into the endboards by the Hawks' Brandon Saad. It looked as if Weber injured his right leg but we are not sure. At this moment, Weber must be considered questionable for Sunday's game. If Weber can't suit up, Anton Volchenkov will likely take his place. We will endeavor to find out more about Weber's status before game time.
Apr 18 - 12:38 PM

Shea Weber left Friday's Game Two of Nashville's first round series with Chicago early with an apparent right leg injury.

The Predators' captain Weber played 13:25 including over three minutes on special teams with an assist on Roman Josi's tally with four seconds left in the first period. There is no update on the extent of his injury just yet, but we will keep you posted.
Apr 17 - 11:37 PM

Shea Weber will not play Saturday night against Dallas.

The Predators are going to be resting a number of players for the playoffs Saturday night. Make sure you have a replacement for him.
Apr 11 - 12:23 PM

The Nashville Predators are getting a boatload of players back against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, including big-time blueliner Shea Weber.

Weber has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury. Weber continues to be one of the most dangerous scoring threats from the blueline, generating 15 goals and 45 points in 75 games in 2014-15.
Apr 4 - 1:02 PM

Shea Weber could return to action Saturday night against Dallas.

Weber, who has missed the Predators' last three games due to a lower-body injury, practiced with his teammates on Thursday and is reportedly moving well. Get ready to activate the talented rearguard.
Apr 3 - 1:18 PM

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All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Paul Gaustad
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Cody Hodgson
4Eric Nystrom
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Barret Jackman
6Mattias Ekholm
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton