Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE
Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final
At the Rink blog

Weber to miss at least one game with concussion

Tuesday, 12.27.2011 / 1:50 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

The Nashville Predators have suffered a blow to their blue line with the announcement Tuesday via the team's Twitter feed that captain Shea Weber will miss at least one game with a concussion.

According to the team, Weber "is out for Wed game with a concussion sustained at Dallas. He will be evaluated on a daily basis with no timetable on his return."

However, the Predators' Twitter feed also contained a pair of quotes from coach Barry Trotz in which he said of Weber, "He's recovering pretty well, I would say," and that "there's a chance (he could play) Friday."

Weber absorbed a hard hit from Dallas Stars defenseman Mark Fistric in a game Friday, but didn't show any ill effects until Monday's morning skate, when he was forced to leave early. Weber was a scratch Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings, as the team recalled defenseman Ryan Ellis from AHL Milwaukee to make his NHL debut.

Nashville hosts Minnesota on Wednesday, a game Weber has been ruled out for, before traveling to face St. Louis on Friday.

Weber has 8 goals and leads the Predators with 21 assists, 29 points, 5 power-play goals and a plus-14 rating.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery