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Nashville captain Weber out with concussion

Dec 27, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

Add another high-profile name to the list of NHL concussion sufferers — Preds blueliner Shea Weber.

The Nashville captain, Norris Trophy finalist and hockey’s highest-paid defenseman (in terms of cap hit) will be out indefinitely after taking a hit during Friday’s 6-3 loss to Dallas. It’s believed Weber suffered the concussion on this third-period collision with Stars defenseman Mark Fistric:

Eyebrows were raised yesterday when Weber left the Predators’ morning skate. “This rarely happens,” The Tennessean’s Josh Cooper explained. “In fact, I’ve never seen it happen.”

Weber was subsequently held out of last night’s 4-1 loss to Detroit and — as per the team’s announcement today — won’t be playing Wednesday against Minnesota. The Predators also announced there’s no timetable for his return.

  1. lsxphotog - Dec 27, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn it.

  2. danphipps01 - Dec 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Oh for fuck’s sake. Well, if nothing else, a season that ends with every team’s top defenseman, leading scorer, captain and half the starting goaltenders out with concussions might finally prompt a meaningful effort by the NHL to stop them from happening.

    Am I wearing rose-coloured glasses, or are there WAY more concussion losses this year than last?

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