Preds’ Weber not travelling to Chicago

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The Nashville Predators will be without captain Shea Weber for Games 3 and 4 in Chicago.

The defenseman left Friday night’s 6-2 win in the second period with a lower body injury following a collision with Brandon Saad and did not return.

He had one assist and a plus-1 rating in 13:25 of ice time prior to leaving the game.

Weber was second among Preds blue liners in the regular season with an average ice time of 26:22 per game, and with 45 points. He played 38:13 in Nashville’s 4-3 double-overtime loss in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Nashville could have forward Mike Fisher for Game 3. Fisher left Game 1 on Wednesday night with a lower body injury.