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Shea Weber’s Playing Days Could Be Over

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin doesn’t expect Shea Weber to play next season and the team captain’s career could be over as a result of numerous injuries he was trying to play through.

The 35-year-old defenceman played through a thumb injury, along with ankle, foot and knee problems during the Canadiens’ playoff run to the Stanley Cup final. Bergevin said that the pain has become too much for Weber to handle, adding it took him a lot of therapy just to be able to go on the ice for a practice.

Weber has five seasons remaining on his contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $7.857 million. Bergevin believes the NHL will allow the Canadiens to put Weber on long-term injured reserve which would provide salary-cap relief from his contact.

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