Dreger notes that the league has yet to comment on Weber’s status, but if his stance does not soften, Weber’s case “will likely be in dispute with the PA.”
Weber is one of the last active players in the league to play on a deal that would include a payback penalty from the 14-year, $ 110 million contract cap he signed with the Nashville Predators in 2012. He did not. owes that $ 12 million in real pay over the next five seasons.
If Weber were to retire, instead of landing in the long-term injured reserve, the Predators would face a ceiling load in each of the next five seasons, starting with a 4.9million load. dollars the season ahead and passing to a charge of $ 24.57 million. in 2025-2026, the last year of the Weber agreement.
In 2019, Roberto Luongo announced his retirement from the Panthers, leaving Florida with a cap recovery penalty of $ 1.09 million, and the Vancouver Canucks – who signed him to an initial deal – with a penalty of $ 3.03 million dollars. Loungo’s deal only marked the second time that a cap recovery penalty was applied, joining Mike Richards who left the Los Angeles Kings with a penalty after the team ended their contract in 2015. Other players with contracts dive back, such as Chris Pronger, Marian Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg escaped penalties for their clubs subject to long-term injuries.
Several outlets reported Wednesday that Weber could miss all of next season with knee, ankle and thumb injuries, and is expected to be exposed in the Seattle expansion draft.
The 35-year-old has spent the past five seasons in Montreal after being acquired from the Nashville Predators in a successful trade for PK Subban.
The Canadiens captain scored six goals and added 13 assists in 48 games during the regular season and added one goal and six assists in 22 playoff games as the Canadiens advanced to the Stanley Cup final , losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five Games.
In 1,038 career games with the Preds and the Habs, Weber has recorded 224 goals and 365 assists.