IRShea Weber
D MTL
1 week ago

Weber (knee) believes he can come back stronger when he's fully healthy, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Earlier in the week, Weber expressed that he "feels amazing" following his March ankle surgery. The bigger concern, however, is how he progresses from the knee procedure he underwent in June. He isn't expected to be ready for game situations until December, but the fact that he believes he can be "as good if not stronger" is surely a step in the right direction for his long-term value.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
3 weeks ago

Weber is recovering from knee surgery in June and will be starting the season on the injured reserve list, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber was expected to miss the beginning of the season after his knee surgery in June, but this clarifies that he will be starting the season on IR. The 33-year-old defenseman likely won't be back until at least mid-December, meaning the Canadiens will be looking for larger contributions from their remaining defensemen during the opening months of the season.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
3 months ago

Weber will miss 5-6 months after undergoing knee surgery in June, the team announced Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Weber was originally expected to be ready for training camp based on his recovery from foot surgery, but after meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, it was determined the veteran would require arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his right knee. Per the team's release, the blueliner won't be available until mid-December at the earliest, which would likely mean he misses an entire 12-month period due to injury -- he last played Dec. 16 versus Ottawa. Even once Weber is cleared to play, there is no guarantee he will produce to the same level he did when he was with Nashville, making him a huge risk in season-long fantasy formats.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
6 months ago

Weber (foot) is expected to be ready for training camp ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber was originally slated to miss six months of action, but it seems it will be closer to four, which will make him available for the start of training camp. The blueliner's foot injury saw him play in just 26 games, in which he tallied six points, 10 assists and 66 hits. Once cleared to play, the British Columbia native is a lock to return to the Habs' top pairing, but who plays alongside him remains to be seen.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
6 months ago

Weber (foot) had surgery Tuesday and is expected to be out six months.

EDGE Analysis

The six-month time frame means Weber could sit out some of training camp and be in danger of missing the start of the 2018-19 season. The 32-year-old blueliner eclipsed 15 goals and 40 points in each of the previous four seasons, but he fell short this campaign with just 16 points in 26 contests. Nevertheless, Weber was able to log a whopping 25:21 of ice time and averaged 2.88 shots on goal per game this year.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
7 months ago

Weber is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left foot and will miss the balance of the 2017-18 campaign.

EDGE Analysis

This is awful news for the Weber, the Canadians, and fantasy owners alike following the venerable rearguard's visit with a foot specialist Wednesday. It's been determined that he needs to go under the knife to repair a torn tendon. Weber is shutting it down having recorded six goals and 10 assists -- including five power-play points -- through 26 games this season. Acquired from Nashville in the P.K. Subban trade in June of 2016, Weber still has eight years left on a contract that comes with an annual cap hit of $7.85 million.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
7 months ago

Weber (foot) was scheduled to see a foot specialist Wednesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber, who was shut down for a second time earlier this week, has missed 26 games and counting due to the injury. We'll await details on his visit with the specialist, but it could be that the Canadiens will shut him down for the rest of the season.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
7 months ago

Weber (foot) has been shut down again and there is no table for his return, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber had started skating as part of his rehabilitation from a foot injury that's forced him to miss the last 25 games and 31 overall before being shut down for a second time. This could be viewed as a setback, or perhaps it's the team acknowledging the season is shot and getting Weber back to full health is paramount to making a run for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
7 months ago

Weber (foot) will not join the team on its upcoming four-game road trip.

EDGE Analysis

It seems the Habs rarely have good news when it comes to a potential return for Weber, as his absence will reach 26 games by the time the team returns to Montreal. When he was healthy, the defenseman notched 16 points in 26 outings and appeared to be poised for a solid 2017-18 campaign. Whenever the veteran is given the all-clear, look for David Schlemko or Victor Mete to be bumped from the lineup.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
7 months ago

Weber (foot) hit the ice for the first time Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

It's a good sign for Weber -- who has missed the Habs' previous 20 outings -- that he was able to get on the ice. How long until he is able to fully participate in practice remains to be seen, but fantasy owners can be encouraged that he is at least making progress.