Source: Shea Weber under arbitration

Updated: June 18, 2011, 12:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Nashville Predators have filed for arbitration with star defenseman Shea Weber, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

The move likely ensures Weber will be with the team for the start of the 2011-12 season. Weber is set to become a restricted free agent July 1.

Weber made $4.5 million this past season and was nominated for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the league's best defenseman.

The Predators lost to the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference semifinals. ...

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