Shea Weber sent home to get foot injury re-evaluated
Canadiens defenceman shut down 'for a bit'
Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber has been sent back to Montreal to have a foot injury re-evaluated.
Montreal coach Claude Julien confirmed after the team's practice in Vancouver that Weber is being shut down "for a bit" to deal with the nagging injury that has been bugging Weber most of the season.
Julien said the ailment has not been improving.
Claude Julien confirms Shea Weber is being shut down for the moment. <br><br>His foot injury is not improving and he is being sent home to Montreal to be reevaluated. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoHabsGo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoHabsGo</a> <a href="https://t.co/8pIYDIIT61">pic.twitter.com/8pIYDIIT61</a>—@CanadiensMTL
Weber missed seven games with a lower-body injury in November.
He managed to play almost 23 minutes during the Canadiens' 3-0 loss to Ottawa on Saturday in the outdoor NHL 100 Classic.
Weber has six goals and 10 assists in 26 games this season but has an uncharacteristically low minus-8 defensive rating.
The Canadiens continue a season-long seven-game road trip Tuesday night against the Canucks.