Weber to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will be out four-to-six weeks with an ankle sprain, the team announced Wednesday.

Weber had his ankle re-evaluated Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury, and a full recovery is expected.

Montreal's captain suffered the injury Feb. 4 against the New Jersey Devils. He was placed on injured reserve two days later.

Weber leads the Canadiens in ice time with an average of 24:18 per game and has contributed 13 goals and 34 points through 55 games this season.

The veteran's absence is a crucial blow to Montreal's playoff push. The team sits fifth in the Atlantic Division with 61 points and is currently eight points back of a wild-card spot.

Weber has battled injuries for much of his tenure with the Canadiens, missing 80 games between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Weber to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain
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