The Nashville Predators recalled defenseman Shea Weber from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on Friday. The 20-year-old blueliner is expected to be in the lineup for the Predators when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night at 6 p.m. CT. He will be filling the roster spot vacated by Danny Markov, who was placed on injured reserve on Friday with a knee strain. Markov, who is expected to be out of the lineup for one week, was injured during Nashville's game against the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday.
Weber has appeared in one game for the Predators, making his NHL debut Jan. 6 against the Detroit Red Wings. In 35 games with the Admirals this season, the 6'3", 213-pound Sicamous, B.C. native has posted 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points.
Markov, meanwhile, has registered nine assists, a +7 rating and 43 hits in 32 games for Nashville this season.