Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Shea Weber Out With a Concussion

The Nashville Predators said today that defenseman and Captain Shea Weber would be out indefinitely after suffering a concussion from a hit by Mark Fistric in the Dallas game. The game was played Friday, December 23rd, and the symptoms manifest themselves at practice on Monday before the Detroit game.

Here is a video of the hit:

Fistric received no supplementary discipline from the League, although the hit was high and appeared to target the head.

For the League, the problem of consistency in meting out discipline continues to be a problem. If Brendan Shanahan and the League disciplinarians are serious about getting these types of hits out of the game, then there has to be a consistent application of discipline. As it is, players are receiving mixed signals about what is an acceptable hit and what isn't.

The Predators have said they hope to have Weber back for the Predators game Friday against the St. Louis Blues. Ryan Ellis has been recalled from Milwaukee to take the roster spot of Weber.

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