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Shea Weber injury update: Montreal Canadiens defenseman's career reportedly in question

Sporting News logo Sporting News 6 days ago Jace Mallory
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Shea Weber will likely miss the rest of the season with a lower-body injury, according to NHL Insider Nick Kypreos' report on Wednesday. He was placed on injured reserve on Feb. 6.

Kypreos' report stated Weber's season is "likely over and his future in question. Told injury is related to foot that was surgically repaired in 2018. While waiting for swelling to alleviate and further confirmation, surgery seemed unavoidable going into this week."

In the 2017-18 season, Weber played only 26 games before a foot injury cut his season short.

TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday that he's "hearing the prognosis on Shea Weber’s LBI is not at all encouraging in terms of him playing any time soon ... information from MTL on Weber’s health has been on lockdown."

He added, "Often times, when a player is sidelined for a week or more without a definitive prognosis/announcement from the club, it’s because the doctors/club/player are weighing the options (rehab vs. surgery etc) or getting additional medical opinions on what can be complicated injuries," in a thread.

In his last outing on Feb. 4 against the New Jersey Devils, Weber blocked a Wayne Simmonds shot late in the third period. Weber limped immediately after the block but was able to return to the ice for one more shift over the last minute and 11 seconds of regulation. With the score tied 4-4, Weber would not play in the five-minute overtime period. Montreal won in a shootout.

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It is unconfirmed that the blocked shot was the cause of the injury, although Julien did confirm that the injury was sustained during the Devils game.

Weber has been a leader on the team since joining the Habs in a one-for-one trade for P.K. Subban with the Nashville Predators on June 29, 2016. He was the only player voted to the All-Star Game from Montreal this season, winning the hardest shot skills competition.

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