Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber’s future is uncertain because he may not play at all this upcoming season and perhaps beyond that due to lingering knee, foot, ankle and thumb injuries he sustained last year.
He missed the Canadiens’ final eight regular-season games with a thumb injury yet he still played 22 games where he scored one goal and five assists during the recently concluded Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Weber has five more years in his 14 year contract that he signed back in 2012 and it doesn’t look good. He underwent surgery to repair tendons in his left foot in March 2018 and missed 80 games between 2017-19. He was limited to 48 regular-season games due to injury this season, scoring just 19 points (six goals, 13 assists).
Question will remain whether the Sicamous British Columbia native wants to continue to play. In 1038 career games, Weber has scored 224 goals along with 365 assists and 714 points as well as 18 goals, 24 assists and 42 points in 97 career games in the played.
|None Lower body
|Probable for start of season
|Expected to be out until at least May 20
|out: Weber is out of the lineup with an upper-body injury, and he is not expected to return until late May..
|Head coach Claude Julien said Weber (foot) may suit up for Tuesday’s game versus the Red Wings, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
|Montreal placed Weber (lower body) on injured reserve Thursday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
|Weber is under the weather and missed Monday’s practice session.
|Weber is not dealing with a fractured cheek after a deflected puck hit him in the face in Monday’s game against the Wild, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports, adding that the defenseman is expected to play Tuesday night against the Red Wings.
|Weber is slated to make his return to the lineup against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
|Weber (knee) is currently two weeks ahead of schedule in his rehab and could return to action by the end of November or early December, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
|Weber (knee) skated Monday along with a member of the Canadiens’ training staff, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
|Weber (knee) skated for 30 minutes Saturday morning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
|Weber (knee) was named the 30th captain of the Canadiens on Monday.