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Weber skated for first time since undergoing right knee surgery in June


Devdiscourse News Desk United States
Updated: 12-10-2018 14:12 IST
Weber skated for first time since undergoing right knee surgery in June

Montreal Canadiens captain and defenseman Shea Weber skated Thursday for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery in June.(Image Credit: Twitter)

Montreal Canadiens captain and defenseman Shea Weber skated Thursday for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery in June.

The development is a baby step for Weber, who isn't expected to play until December after the surgery to repair a torn meniscus carried an initial timetable of five to six months.

"He skated for about 10 minutes as part of his recovery program," Canadiens coach Claude Julien told reporters. "We're still going day by day. As we speak right now, nothing has changed as part of his timeline."

Despite his injury, Weber was named the captain of the Canadiens on Oct. 1.

"It's always great to see your teammate come on the ice, especially when he's been out as long as he has," Julien said. "Not only are they happy, but they're also happy for him, mostly that's their reaction. Nice for him to put on his skates after he's been off them for so long. It's a step in the right direction as part of his rehab. Hopefully, his rehab goes really well and we've got a player back that's going to be extremely helpful to our team."

Weber only played in 26 games last season and had six goals and 10 assists. It was his second season with Montreal after 11 campaigns with the Nashville Predators.

The 33-year-old has eight years remaining on his current contract, which carries an annual cap hit of roughly $7.9 million.

Weber has played in six All-Star Games. He has 501 points (189 goals, 312 assists) in 867 career games.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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