NASHVILLE -- Predators captain Shea Weber says he feels lucky to be skating again a week after taking a puck to the face that left him unable to see much at all until the next morning. "Definitely very thankful and lucky that it wasnt worse," Weber said. "It could have been a lot worse and got a second chance here, and obviously hopefully it doesnt happen again." Weber took a puck off his face near his right eye Nov. 28 in a 3-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, dropped to the ice and then skated off straight to the locker room. He practiced Friday for the first time and also wore a visor to protect his eyes after an injury that had him worried because of the blood affecting his vision. "You cant see anything out of it and you wonder if its long term," Weber said. "I mean youre uncertain, so you just have to wait and listen to what the doctor says and the guys that ... have dealt with these things before you make any assessment. I mean its tough, but you dont want to jump to any conclusion." As a veteran, Weber has been among those players allowed to play without a visor. He has finished second twice in voting for the Norris Trophy given out to the NHLs best defenceman, and he won a gold medal with Canada in the 2010 Olympics. But he said he spent the first four or five days not allowed to leave the couch to allow his eye time to heal. He was able to see more the next day after the injury with his vision returning gradually. Now Weber is getting used to wearing a visor that he previously had worn only in tournaments like the Olympics. "Well see how it goes," Weber said about the visor. "I mean for right now definitely dont want to take any second chances and dont want to get hit again. So, hopefully I can just get used to it and its not going to be an issue and I can wear it going forward." The Predators made a serious investment in the defenceman they drafted 49th overall in 2003 in July 2012 when they matched a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet by Philadelphia. The 6-foot-4, 234-pound defenceman also is a two-time All Star. Nashville coach Barry Trotz predicted that wearing visors probably will be mandatory in the NHL in a couple years anywhere and pointed out Weber will need it in the 2014 Olympics, too. Trotz said he thinks Weber realizes hes gotten a second chance after an injury that could have been disastrous. "He was able to avoid that, and obviously with that hes taken the right precautions by putting on the shield and having a very productive career and livelihood for a long, long time," Trotz said. "Thats our goal with him and for him, and thats what he wants." Weber accompanied the Predators on their trip, and Trotz said the defenceman may play Saturday night against the Washington Capitals. The Predators certainly need their captain back. Goalie Pekka Rinne has been out since needing arthroscopic surgery Oct. 24 to clean out a bacterial infection in his Oct. 24, and the Predators hope to pick up his activity from his rehab Dec. 20. But no date has been set for his return. Weber defenceman has missed three games and was their leading goal scorer when he was hurt. With seven goals, hes tied with Erik Karlsson of Ottawa, Torey Krug of Boston and Michael Stone of Phoenix for most by defencemen. Nashville has lost three straight without him, and is 7-0 when Weber scores this season. "Obviously, a tough stretch here and not playing the way we should be," Weber said. Wholesale Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys . Armstrong was given the rank of "Chevalier" -- or Knight -- in the "Legion dHonneur" in 2005, the last year of his seven consecutive Tour de France victories. Buccaneers Jerseys Authentic China . 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It didnt take the youngsters long to apply what they learned. Lamb hit his first career homer and Gregorius hit a three-run shot in the eighth inning after Arizona blew the lead in the top half, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. "We try to get them to believe in themselves," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "Sometimes the results are frustrating, but they had good games tonight." So did Vidal Nuno, though he didnt get the same results. Nuno pitched effectively into the eighth, appearing to be in line for his first win since being traded from the New York Yankees to Arizona for Brandon McCarthy on July 6. Instead, the Padres loaded the bases with one out and Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run single up the middle off Oliver Perez (3-3). The Diamondbacks answered in the bottom half off Kevin Quackenbush (2-3). Alfredo Marte got it started by working a walk and Lamb followed with a single to left. Gregorius fell behind 0-2, but tomahawked a high fastball just over the will in right for his third hit in 40 at-bats over 11 games. "The ups and downs for a major League relief pitcher, especially for a guy who pitches late in the game, (is) a night like tonight," Padres manager Bud Black said of Quackenbush. "He will learn from it." Addison Reed worked a perfect ninth for his 30th save. Nuno had been solid since coming to the desert, allowing three runs or fewer five times. He allowed just one hit over the first seven innings, but couldnt get through the eighth and San Diego loaded the bases. Perez struck out Jedd Gyorko and had Solarte down 0-2, but the Padres second baseman chopped a two-run single up the middle to tie the game at 2. Nuno gave up two runs on two hits in 7 2-3 innings, stretching his post-trade winless streak to nine games -- longest to start a career by an Arizona player. "I just try to go deep in the games," Nuno said. "The outcome has been unlucky, but just keep on fighting and Ill get it." San Diego starter Andrew Cashner was solid in his first start since comming off the disabled list, allowing two runs in five innings.dddddddddddd Cliff Pennington drove in one with a single in the first and Lamb led off the second with a homer to the pool deck in right-centre. Like Nuno, Cashner didnt get the result for pitching well, stretching his winless streak to nine starts despite a 3.06 ERA. "I didnt feel that I commanded anything, but I gave us a chance to win," Cashner said. "I am a better pitcher than the way I showed tonight, but it was definitely a step in the right direction." ROOKIE HOMERS Lambs homer was the eighth first-timer by a Diamondbacks rookie this season, most in the majors. He joins Nick Ahmed, Tuffy Gosewisch, Ender Inciarte, Roger Kieschnick, Alfredo Marte, Chris Owings and David Peralta. Arizona had 10 rookies hit their first homers in the 2004 season. BLACK STUCK AT 799 Black has had three chances to win his 800th career game as a manager. Hes failed to get it during a three-game losing streak that includes two to the Diamondbacks. Once he gets there, Black will join Bruce Bochy, who had a team-record 951 wins from 1995-2006, in San Diegos 800-win club. TIDBITS San Diegos Cameron Maybin is 12 for 27 against Arizona this season. ... The Diamondbacks have won five of six over San Diego. ... Quackenbush had a seven-game scoreless streak (6 2-3 innings) end. ... Arizonas Mark Trumbo had his first triple since Sept. 13, 2013, at Houston, a span of 71 games and 296 plate appearances. TRAINERS ROOM Padres: Gyorko was held out the starting lineup due to a tweaked left hamstring. He played through the injury on Friday after get hurt at Dodger Stadium the day before. Diamondbacks: OF Cody Ross, on the DL since July 22, is making slow progress during his rehab from a strained left calf. Gibson said he can walk around on it and swing a bat, but is not ready for any quick movements. UP NEXT Padres: RHP Ian Kennedy will make his second start at Chase Field on Sunday since being traded to San Diego on July 31, 2013. He did not factor in the decision his previous outing, allowing six runs on six hits in 4 1-3 innings last Aug. 27. Diamondbacks: RHP Chase Anderson lasted just two innings his previous start, giving up six runs in a loss to Washington on Tuesday. 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