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Weber will not make the trip to Chicago with the Predators, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

It's a huge blow to the Predators, who will be without Weber for at least Games 3 and 4 of their playoff series against the Blackhawks. Weber's next chance to return to Nashville's lineup will come on Saturday, however, the likelihood of that occurring is up in the air at this point in time.

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Weber was forced from Friday's Game 2 against the Blackhawks with an undisclosed injury, Brooks Bratten of NHL.com reports.

At this point in time the severity of Weber's ailment remains unclear, as the team has yet to provide an update on his status. His availability for Game 3 of the Predator's playoff series with the Blackhawks will become clearer as soon as Nashville sheds some light on the nature of Weber's injury.

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Weber (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blackhawks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

Weber resumed practicing Monday after missing the Predators' final regular-season game due to injury. It looks as though he's checked out fine the last couple days, which is enough to lock him into the lineup for Wednesday's playoff opener. Weber saw both his goal (15) and assist (30) totals this season decline from their marks from a year earlier, but he's still very clearly one of the top two-way blueliners in the game.

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Weber (lower body) practiced Monday, the Tennessean reports.

Weber sat out Saturday's game against the Stars, but his return to practice Monday puts him on track to be a go for Wednesday's playoff opener against Chicago.

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Weber (lower body) is likely to practice Monday, according to Brooks Bratten of NHL.com.

Weber missed Saturday's game against the Stars, but his expected return to practice Monday suggests that the blueliner should be fine for Wednesday's playoff opener against Chicago.

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Weber will miss Saturday's game against the Stars due to a lower-body injury, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

Weber missed three games with a lower-body injury a little over a week ago, but had played in each of the Preds' last three contests, tallying no points despite putting 15 shots on goal. It doesn't appear that he's suffered a setback with the injury; instead, it's likely just the case where the team wanted to give him a little more maintenance time with the playoff approaching. Weber will be rested along with Cody Franson (upper body), Roman Josi (lower body), and Mike Fisher (lower body) for Saturday's relatively meaningless regular-season finale.

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Weber (lower body) is slated to return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.

Weber was able to practice the previous two days without any complications and reclaimed his usual post on the first defensive pairing during Saturday's morning skate, signaling that he's good to go after a three-game absence. It's probably advisable to activate Weber right away, since he'll likely be a better option for Saturday's slate than any other blueliners fantasy owners might have at their disposal.

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Weber (lower body) practiced with the Oilers on Thursday.

Coach Peter Laviolette was pleased with how Weber performed during the session, but was unwilling to declare the defenseman as good to go for Saturday's game against the Stars. With another positive practice Friday, Weber could be on the cusp of returning to the lineup after a three-game absence.

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GM David Poile said Tuesday that Weber (lower body) will be out until at least Saturday's game against the Stars, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

As a result, Weber will his third straight game when the Predators host the Canucks on Tuesday, but Poile seemed highly confident that the blueliner would be fully healthy by the time the postseason arrives. Weber has yet to resume skating since suffering the injury, so it's far from guaranteed at this time that he'll be able to play Saturday.

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Weber (lower body) did not skate with his teammates Tuesday morning.

Weber thus remains in the day-to-day category as Tuesday night's game against the Canucks approaches.