Vancouver Canucks defenceman Shea Weber will miss three games after sustaining a lower-body injury in Wednesday night’s game against the New York Islanders.
Weber was stretchered off the ice, wearing a mask, and later went into a medically induced coma.
“I think he’ll miss the next three or four games,” Canucks coach Travis Green said after the game.
“We just want to make sure he’s able to come back.
He was doing fine and it’s unfortunate he was hit on the head.
He’ll have a couple of days to recover.”
Weber suffered the injury after being checked by New York Rangers defenceman Derek Stepan.
The play resulted in a game misconduct, as was the second game of the season for Stepan, who was assessed a game- misconduct in the second period.
Weber said he will be a game time decision for Saturday night’s contest against the Florida Panthers, who are in the midst of a four-game road trip.
“Right now, I’m feeling pretty good,” Weber said.
“It’s a bit of a transition from what we’ve been doing so far.
It’s going to take a little bit of time, but we’ll get through it.
I’ll be ready for the game.”
The Canucks are 4-3-2 in their last six games.