NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Predators captain Shea Weber is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated right kneecap, an injury that will take up to six weeks for a full recovery.
The Predators announced the injury Monday as players cleaned out following their first-round Western Conference playoff loss to Chicago.
Weber spoke to reporters Monday while using crutches, and says he hasn't seen what he called a harmless hit against the end boards that ended his season early.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist with Team Canada won the NHL's hardest shot competition at this season's All-Star Game weekend with a blast of 108.5 mph. His 26 minutes, 22 seconds of ice time per game ranked fifth in the NHL, a spot behind his defensive partner Roman Josi.