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Weber (eye) back in the Predators lineup

Dec 7, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

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Shea Weber will play for the Nashville Predators on Saturday, after taking a puck to the face near the eye on Nov. 28, as per Joshua Cooper of The Tennessean.

Weber, the Predators captain and a tower of strength on the blue line, missed the last three games due to the injury and will be wearing a visor when he makes his return against the Washington Capitals.

Weber’s injury, had it been worse, could’ve had a devastating impact on his career, but also the Predators’ playoff chances and the Canadian Olympic team. He was a stalwart in Vancouver nearly four years ago, and is expected to be named to the Canadian squad for the 2014 Sochi Games.

The 28-year-old Weber has seven goals and 12 points in 26 games with Nashville this season.

His return comes at a time when the Predators are trying to end a four-game losing streak that has seen them get only a single point of a possible eight in this stretch.

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