IRShea Weber
D MTL
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
5 months ago

According to coach Claude Julien, Weber (foot) has shed the walking boot, but has yet to resume skating, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Weber remains without a specific timeline for when he might return to action. All told, the defenseman has missed 25 games this season, while playing in a mere 26. Whenever the veteran returns to action, it will likely be on the top pairing as well as resuming his role on the power play.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
5 months ago

Weber (foot) was reevaluated following the All-Star game and will not play Tuesday against St. Louis, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber, who has been out since mid-December, will be given all the the time he needs to recover. Head coach Claude Julien said Weber is closer to returning, but in his comments, the coach acknowledged the Canadiens' unlikely playoff hopes as a factor in not precipitating the defenseman's return. Jeff Petry will continue log heavy minutes as Weber's de facto replacement.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
6 months ago

Weber (foot) is still in a walking boot and is considered doubtful to return until after the All-Star Game, Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber has already missed Montreal's last seven games, and this news suggests he'll be sidelined for at least nine more contests due to his foot injury. The All-Star game will take place Jan. 28 in Tampa Bay, so the Canadiens should release another update on their star blueliner's status ahead of their matchup with St. Louis on Jan. 30.