IRShea Weber
D MTL
3 days ago

Weber (knee) is currently two weeks ahead of schedule in his rehab and could return to action by the end of November or early December, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber returned to practice for the first time since undergoing knee surgery Monday, which was the first indication that he may be ahead of schedule in his recovery. Weber's updated timeline suggests he could make his season debut as soon as Nov. 27 against Carolina, but a return to action in the first week of December is probably still the more likely scenario.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
4 days ago

Weber (knee) has not seen the estimated timetable for his returned changed according to head coach Claude Julien.

EDGE Analysis

Weber skated with his teammates Monday, which is why there was suddenly some optimism that he may return before the middle of December. However, the veteran defenseman didn't participate in any contact drills, so perhaps Julien felt is was necessary to throw some cold water on the speculation. Don't expect Weber back any sooner than previously established, at least for now.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
4 days ago

Weber (knee) practiced alongside his teammates for the first time Monday.

EDGE Analysis

A positive development for the Canadiens, considering Weber (knee) was originally thought to be out until mid-December. While there's been no official word yet on when we can expect to see the 33-year-old back in action, the fact that Weber is practicing with teammates suggests he could be ahead of schedule.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
3 weeks ago

Weber (knee) skated Monday along with a member of the Canadiens' training staff, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber is on schedule to return by mid-December; however, general manager Marc Bergevin insists the team won't rush the Captain's return. The Canadiens have played well without Weber; if that continues, the team can afford not to rush his return.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
1 month ago

Weber (knee) skated for 30 minutes Saturday morning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weber is gradually ramping up his rehab efforts on the ice. The newly minted Habs captain isn't expected to return until mid-December, but it's conceivable that he could end up returning ahead of schedule.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
1 month ago

Weber (knee) skated for the first time Wednesday prior to the Habs' game-day session.

EDGE Analysis

While Weber's timeline likely hasn't changed -- he's expected back in mid-December -- the fact that he was able to get on the ice is a good sign for the newly minted captain's recovery. Once given the green light to play, the veteran blueliner should still have plenty of time to challenge for the 30-point threshold.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
2 months ago

Weber (knee) was named the 30th captain of the Canadiens on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Weber replaces Max Pacioretty, who was notably traded to Vegas this offseason. Based on talent and experience, the 33-year-old is a fine choice for the role. However he's also dealing with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out until December, so the Habs will be without their captain for a couple months to start the season.

IRShea Weber
D MTL
2 months 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 months 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
4 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.