Shea Weber D NAS 1 Month

Weber is dealing with an illness and is not expected to play Thursday against the Jets, Tom Callahan of 94.9 FM The Game reports.Weber was absent from Thursday's morning skate for what the Predators called "maintenance purposes," but it appears the team was concealing his illness. Taylor Aronson was recalled from AHL Milwaukee late in the afternoon, and appears poised to replace Weber in the lineup. The star blueliner, who has 12 goals, 24 assists, and a plus-17 rating, has suited up for all 54 of the Predators' games this season. Confirmation on Weber's expected absence should come during pregame warmups, but those in daily leagues who were planning on using the defenseman will want to begin exploring other options.

Shea Weber D NAS 2 Months

Weber potted a power-play goal and delivered three hits, five blocked shots, and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

Weber has been surging since about mid-December, reinforcing his standing as one of fantasy hockey's elite blueliners. He's tallied five goals and 15 assists over his last 24 games.

Shea Weber D NAS 2 Months

Weber fired six shots on goal and collected two assists -- including one on the overtime winner -- in Tuesday's victory over Colorado.

The shot total matches his season high, and if Weber keeps firing 'em on net, he'll surely snap his seven-game goalless streak in no time.

Shea Weber D NAS 2 Months

Weber won the Hardest Shot competition at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in Columbus on Saturday.

He fired the puck at 108.5 mph, just 0.3 mph off Zdeno Chara's record (2012). There were plenty of nods and murmurs among the other all stars, so perhaps this win will buy Weber a few more lanes to the net for that shot. No-one will want to stand in front of one of those.

Shea Weber D NAS 2 Months

Weber picked up a power-play assist and attempted five shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.

The stud blueliner has cooled off a bit from his late December surge, but he's been his usual productive self in January, recording two goals and three assists while firing off 20 shots in eight games. An injury should be the only reason he ever comes out of your lineup.

Shea Weber D NAS 3 Months

Weber opened the scoring Tuesday against the Blues and finished it with the game-winning shorthanded goal in the third period -- his seventh and eighth tallies of the year.

While Weber hadn't scored a goal in more than five weeks, he's been a regular in the assist column recently, averaging a helper per game over the prior eight contests coming in. Despite the inconsistent goal production, Weber has -- as usual -- been a reliable source of offense from the blue line.

Shea Weber D NAS 3 Months

Weber pocketed an assist and recorded six shot attempts in Saturday's victory over the Flyers.

It took Weber a while to get going this season, but he's been an absolute force on the offensive end for the last two weeks. He's recorded an assist in five straight contests, and a total of eight over his last seven games. Use him well.

Shea Weber D NAS 3 Months

Weber dished out a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Wild.

Weber now has five points in his past three games, putting him at six goals and 14 assists in 31 games on the season. With a plus-14 rating, 86 shots on goal, and 26 PIM, Weber is once again proving to be one of the best fantasy defensman around. He needs to be in your lineup every night he is in action.

Shea Weber D NAS 4 Months

Weber handed out a pair of assists, took five shots on goal, went plus-2 and took a minor penalty in Thursday's 5-1 domination of Arizona.

The fine night snapped a four-game scoreless stretch for Weber, who nonetheless continues to be one of the finest offensive defensemen in the league. And with a plus-14 on the season currently, he's got a good chance to exceed his career-high plus-21 as long as Pekka Rinne keeps stopping nearly every shot that comes his way.

Shea Weber D NAS 4 Months

Weber collected his ninth assist of the season - and third in as many games - during Saturday's 2-1 win over Columbus.

After a somewhat slow start to the season, Weber has been scorching hot of late, with two goals and seven assists in his last eight games. As we have all come to know, Weber is an elite NHL defenseman and top-tier fantasy play. As long as he is healthy, he should be in your fantasy lineup every time he hits the ice.