Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Predators captain Shea Weber will sit out the remainder of Nashville's first-round playoff series with the Chicago Blackhawks, the team announced Friday.

Weber had already missed three games with a lower-body injury that he suffered in Game 2.

There were reports the star defenseman suffered an ACL injury, but the team debunked those claims.

The Predators staved off elimination with a 5-2 win in Thursday's Game 5.