The St. Louis Blues have signed 28 year old defenseman Mike Weber to a professional tryout, according to Andy Strickland. Weber started last year with the Buffalo Sabres, and finished it playing ten games with the Washington Capitals. A veteran of 351 NHL games, Weber scored one goal, five points, in 45 games last year. None of those points came in his 10 games with the Capitals. He has not played for any other NHL teams.
The Blues have seven NHL defensemen, according to Cap Friendly. It’s hard to see who he could take a spot from, but this may be insurance in case the Blues manage to finally trade Kevin Shattenkirk. One advantage Weber does have is that the Blues are in the unusual position of having a surplus of right handed defensemen. Weber being a lefty could be of value as a means of balancing the pairings.