Cory Wilkins

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Shea Weber will be sidelined for the immediate future.

The Montreal Canadiens defenseman is doubtful to return to the lineup until after the Jan. 28 All-Star break, the team announced Wednesday, as he continues to recover from a foot injury.

Weber has missed the last seven games since his previous appearance in a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 16.

On Monday, Canadiens coach Claude Julien noted Weber does not have any broken bones in his foot and that he is simply rehabbing from the injury. Weber was wearing a protective boot as of Wednesday.

The veteran defenseman has tallied 16 points in 26 games this season.