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Weber returns to practice for Nashville

Tuesday, 01.03.2012 / 6:32 PM / News

NHL.com

Nashville captain Shea Weber returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion on Dec. 23.

The news was broken by the Predators on the team's official twitter feed. There is still no timetable for his return.

The Norris Trophy finalist and potential restricted free agent has been having an impressive year for the Predators, tallying 8 goals and 21 assts while registering a plus-14. At the time of his injury he was on pace for roughly 68 points, a number that would shatter his career high of 53 points in the 2008-09 season.

Weber has missed four games so far since being diagnosed with the concussion. Nashville has managed to win three of four games without him and is currently six points behind the Central Division-leading Blackhawks.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round