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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Predators captain Shea Weber says he feels lucky to be skating again a week after taking a puck to the face that left him unable to see much at all until the next morning.
"Definitely very thankful and lucky that it wasn't worse," Weber said. "It could have been a lot worse and got a second chance here, and obviously hopefully it doesn't happen again."
Weber took a puck off his face near his right eye Nov. 28 in a 3-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, dropped to the ice and then skated off straight to the locker room. He practiced Friday for the first time and also wore a visor to protect his eyes after an injury that had him worried because of the blood affecting his vision.