Getting Shea Weber back on the ice wasn't enough to produce a win for the Nashville Predators, but beating their next opponent may be an easier task.
Weber and the Predators look to get back on track and continue their dominance of the last-place Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night in Music City.
After missing four games with a concussion, Weber returned Thursday against Dallas.
Nashville's captain didn't get on the scoresheet as the Predators (21-15-4) lost 4-1, but Weber reported no ill effects and was mostly positive about his progress.
"I think my conditioning was pretty good, actually," he told the Predators' official website after seeing nearly 26 minutes of ice time. "I felt good skating. My hands just weren't quite where I want them to be yet."
Rookie left wing Gabriel Bourque scored his first career goal in his fourth game, but also experienced his first NHL loss as Nashville saw its three-game winning streak snapped.