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6 Mike Weber D
Height/Weight: 6-2/212 | Birthdate: 12/16/1987 | Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: None | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $1,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 84.00
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12/19/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Returns To Ice

News: Mike Weber (knee) resumed skating Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Mike Weber isn't expected to return until around Christmastime, so he'll probably still need a few days of conditioning and practice time before he feels comfortable with his knee to play next week. He's already missed the last three games with the injury.

12/16/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres Place Weber On IR

News: Mike Weber (knee) has been placed on IR.
Analysis: The move is hardly surprising, as Mike Weber is expected to be out through Christmas following minor surgery on his left knee. Mikhail Grigorenko has been recalled to take Weber's place on the roster.

12/13/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber To Miss Few Weeks Following Surgery

News: Mike Weber underwent a minor surgery on his left knee Friday that will likely keep him out until after Christmas.
Analysis: The minor arthroscopic procedure seems to have just been done for cleanup purposes, and fortunately it doesn't look like it will result in more than a month-long absence. Still, Mike Weber will be forced to miss the next handful of games, paving the way for Andrej Meszaros (concussion) to reenter the lineup Saturday after a six-game absence. Weber has only four points and a minus-5 rating for the season, but he's been one of the team's top hitters (72 hits in 26 games) and shot blockers (53).

12/12/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Nursing Injury

News: Mike Weber missed Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Coach Ted Nolan wouldn't specify the nature of Mike Weber's injury, but said that the blueliner was being evaluated and should have a clearer diagnosis of his condition in advance of Saturday's game versus the Panthers. With Weber considered questionable at best to play Saturday, Andrej Meszaros could draw back into the lineup.

12/8/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Likely To Play Tuesday

News: Mike Weber will likely play on Tuesday, reports The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Head coach Ted Nolan indicated Mike Weber will play once trainers give him the green light. A stay-at-home defenseman who plays a hard, physical game, Weber has four assists in 24 games to go along with 39 PIM. He's throwing his body around a lot of 69 hits and 49 blocked shots, but unless your league counts these categories Weber has no fantasy value.

11/16/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Gets First Point

News: Mike Weber picked up his first point of the season in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs, earning a secondary assist on Matt Moulson's second-period tally.
Analysis: As a stay-at-home defender on a Sabres team that leads the league in shots on goal allowed, Mike Weber is more harmful than helpful to fantasy players, despite his sizable hit and block totals. He posted a minus-29 rating last season and could challenge that mark in 2014-15, as he's already sitting at minus-6 through 16 games.

4/10/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Streaking To Close Out Season

News: Mike Weber logged an assist and led the team with five hits in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
Analysis: For a guy who has never logged more than 17 points in one season, Mike Weber is closing out the campaign on a strong note. Although the fourth year blue-liner has a goal and two assists during his current three-game point streak, there's no guarantee he'll continue this uncharacteristic production for the remaining two games of the season.

4/7/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Scores First Goal Of Season

News: Mike Weber scored his first goal of the season in Sunday's loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: It's hard to imagine many fantasy players benefited from the tally, as Mike Weber's minus-32 rating makes him largely poisonous in most formats. Not even his 197 hits and 143 blocked shots on the season are enough to make up for that kind of plus-minus damage.

2/24/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Looks To Improve

News: Mike Weber has a league-worst minus-32 rating in 43 games, but doesn't believe it's reflective of his play, reports the Olean Times Herald.
Analysis: The rugged, defensive defenseman is having a tough season, though the same could be said for all of the Sabres. Despite his horrendous plus-minus rating, Mike Weber believe he's playing with the right amount of aggressiveness, but needs to be more mindful of his defensive positioning. Weber had very limited fantasy value coming into the season because of his limited offensive skills, and it's difficult to see his stock climb during the remainder of the season. The Sabres have other defensemen, including Tyler Myers and Christian Ehrhoff, who provide much more value.

2/12/2014

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Owns League-Worst Minus-32 Rating

News: Mike Weber enters the Olympic break with a league-worst minus-32 rating.
Analysis: Mike Weber has done well in providing 143 hits and 90 blocks this season, but the horrendous rating and his limited scoring (three points in 43 games) makes him poisonous in just about any fantasy format. There's likely plenty of defensemen on the waiver wire who can match Weber's production in other categories without carrying such a risk in the plus/minus department.

1/9/2014

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Mike Weber

Weber To Serve As Sabres' Alternate Captain

News: With a slew of injuries to the team's veteran defensemen, Mike Weber will have an 'A' on his jersey Thursday night against Florida, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.
Analysis: Henrik Tallinder (upper body) remains sidelined and Tyler Myers is serving a three-game suspension, which means Mike Weber will be logging heavy minutes. It will be a tough task, as Weber has been struggling at both ends of the ice. He has just two assists in 28 games and a team-worst minus-19. Even with the extra minutes, Weber isn't expected to provide much fantasy value.

12/12/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber To Play Thursday

News: After sitting out on Tuesday, Mike Weber draws back in Thursday to finish off a home-and-home series against Ottawa, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Brayden McNabb took Mike Weber's spot and limited the Sens to just one goal in regulation, but interim head coach Ted Nolan either saw something he didn't like or wants Weber to get some more playing time. Neither defensemen have much fantasy value at this point, though if a choice had to be made, McNabb would be the better pick with much higher upside.

12/10/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Scratched Tuesday

News: Mike Weber was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Senators.
Analysis: The 25-year-old has appeared in 17 games this season but is yet to record a point and has posted a minus-16 rating.

11/21/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Promoted To Top Pairing

News: With Mark Pysyk made a healthy scratch, Mike Weber has been promoted to the first defensive pairing alongside Christian Ehrhoff against Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Analysis: Mike Weber recently returned from a broken hand, and it looks like there aren't any lingering effects from his injury. Weber isn't a first-pairing defenseman, but the Sabres' blueline is young and head coach Ted Nolan wants to get a good look at everyone.

11/19/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber To Return Tuesday

News: Mike Weber broke his hand blocking a shot against Florida on Oct. 25, but will be available for Tuesday night's game against St. Louis, reports the Olean Times Herald.
Analysis: With Mike Weber's return, Nikita Zadorov could be reassigned to the OHL's London Knights, where he's expected to be one of the team's top defensemen. Weber provides a little more experience on Buffalo's blue line, with 185 career NHL games, but the 25-year-old defenseman will likely slot in on the third pairing. Weber's fantasy value is quite limited, considering he's minus-12 with no points in 11 games.

11/11/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Could Return For Weekend

News: Mike Weber (thumb) could be ready to play for the Sabres this weekend.
Analysis: Mike Weber has been on injured reserve with a broken thumb, but apparently has made some progress with the injury and could be ready to play through it. His timetable for a return with the injury was very uncertain initially, but it seems it could be sooner than originally thought.

10/26/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Lands On IR

News: Mike Weber (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: This was the expected outcome after coach Ron Rolston characterized the injury Mike Weber suffered Friday night as "long term." Josh Leino was activated from IR in a corresponding move.

10/26/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres To Miss Weber For A Stretch

News: Coach Ron Rolston says Mike Weber will be out "long term" with an upper-body injury suffered on a shot block in Friday's win over Florida.
Analysis: The word is it's a thumb injury, so perhaps he has a broken thumb or a torn ligament in the thumb area. It's been a very rough season for Mike Weber so far, as he has zero points and a minus-10 rating and now a considerable injury to deal with. He's the only injured Sabre on a fairly deep blue line, so the team shouldn't have much trouble dealing with this for now, even as they continue to roll with a seven-man active rotation.

10/25/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres Lose Weber In Friday's Game

News: Mike Weber left Friday's game in Florida with an upper-body injury and will not return, according to the Sabres' game broadcast.
Analysis: The Sabres don't have much going for them these days, but they do have a relatively deep blue line corps, so if Mike Weber has to miss any time we imagine the team won't have much difficulty replacing his zero points and minus-10 rating. Also, the Sabres were playing with seven blueliners Friday, so it won't even affect the team much for the rest of the night, either. Weber had three blocked shots and three hits through the game before departing.

10/11/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres Could Bench Weber On Saturday

News: Mike Weber could be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Blackhawks, the Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Mike Weber posted a minus-4 rating in Thursday's loss to the Columbus, sending him to a league-worst minus-8 rating through five games. Rookie Nikita Zadorov (hand) is progressing well from his injury and could be activated from injured reserve Saturday to take Weber's spot in the lineup.

6/28/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Re-Signs To Three-Year Deal

News: Mike Weber re-signed with the Sabres on a three-year, $5 million contract Thursday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Mike Weber will get a healthy pay increase after serving as one of the more effective members of the Sabres' porous defensive corps last season, posting a plus-3 rating and charting seven points in 42 games. He should continue to be a vital member of the team's blue line crew going forward but figures to be only a marginal contributor offensively.

4/5/2013

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Mike Weber

Weber Helps Key Sabres' Win

News: Mike Weber had two assists and four hits in a win Friday over the Senators.
Analysis: He's not known for his offensive abilities, but he was a force on Friday.

2/15/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber A Healthy Scratch Friday

News: Mike Weber was scratched prior to Friday's game against the Bruins, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The Sabres confirmed that it's a healthy scratch for Mike Weber, who's averaged more than 19 minutes in his nine games this season.

2/6/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Expected To Play Thursday

News: Mike Weber did not practice Wednesday, but should be available for Thursday's game against the Canadiens,wgr550.com reports.
Analysis: Mike Weber missed practice Wednesday, but head coach Lindy Ruff is calling it a maintenance day, so it appears the D-man will play Thursday against the Canadiens. Weber has recorded two assists in five games this season.

2/6/2013

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Mike Weber

Sabres' Weber Misses Practice

News: Mike Weber (unspecified issue) did not practice Wednesday, wgr550.com reports.
Analysis: If he is indeed injured, then Mike Weber's situation will add to the Sabres' blue-line woes, with Robyn Regehr, Andrej Sekera, Christian Ehrhoff all banged up.