Mike Weaver D MON 1 Day
Mike Weaver logged 15:22 of ice time in his Montreal debut Thursday night.
He had two penalty minutes, one shot, a block and a minus-1 rating in a 5-2 loss to Phoenix. Weaver is known as a good shot blocker and penalty killer, so he should fit in nicely with the Canadiens. Montreal leads the league in blocked shots this year with a total of 1,211.
Mike Weaver D MON 7 Days
Mike Weaver could be moved by Wednesday's trade deadline.
The pending free agent was scratched Saturday because coach Peter Horachek didn't like what he saw from him Thursday. "Everyone has to be accountable in certain situations,'' Horachek said. "We have to make decisions each night." The defenseman has six assists with a minus-11 rating in 54 games this season.
Mike Weaver D MON 10 Days
Mike Weaver could be shipped out of Florida before next week's trade deadline, but he isn't thinking about it.
"Being an athlete, you can't think like that," he said. "I don't think anybody's safe, but you control what you control, and have to let the pieces fall where they may." He is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent at the end this season. Weaver hits, blocks shots and kills penalties, so he could be an attractive defender for teams seeking depth before the playoffs.
Mike Weaver D MON 28 Days
Mike Weaver sat out his first game of the season as a healhty scratch Friday night against Carolina.
Panthers' coach Peter Horacek had two things in mind when he decided to sit Weaver in the press box. First, the 30-year-old Weaver doesn't play well in back-to-back games. Second, Horacek wanted to get Dylan Olsen some ice time. Weaver has no fantasy value so whether he plays or sits is of little consequence to those in hockey pools.
Mike Weaver D MON 1 Month
Mike Weaver earned a career-high plus-5 rating in Monday's win over Pittsburgh.
He also had an assist for his third point of the season. Weaver has helped Florida's penalty kill make significant improvements of late. The team killed off 29 straight power plays before allowing a goal to Buffalo on Tuesday. The Panthers own the league's 29th-ranked PK, so they still have a lot of work to do.
Mike Weaver D MON 3 Months
Mike Weaver will get back into Florida's lineup Monday night from the flu.
He missed four games due to the illness. Dylan Olsen, who was recalled when Weaver was put on injured reserve, will also play against Philadelphia after Matt Gilroy was moved to Florida's injured list.