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Andrew Alberts | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 218
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Andrew Alberts (concussion) still hasn't been cleared to resume contact.
The former Vancouver defenseman missed the last 41 games of the 2013-14 season because of a concussion. Alberts is an unrestricted free agent and his health issue will probably his ability to find work elsewhere. Sep 4 - 3:05 PM

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Andrew Alberts (concussion) is still getting headaches on a daily basis and his NHL career may be over.

Alberts suffered the concussion on December 29 when he was hit high by the Flames Brian McGrattan and while he was headache-free for a couple of days in April, the headaches have returned. Alberts becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and at age 33, his career could be over.
Jun 2 - 9:57 AM

Andrew Alberts (concussion) has been headache-free for a couple of days.

This is good news as Alberts suffered his concussion on December 29th and has not played since. He has tried skating a couple of times but has had a recurrence of the symptoms and has been forced to shut it down again. "Health is No. 1 right now. I'm not 22 trying to get back into a game. I'm 33 years old," Alberts said. "I'd like to play again. Absolutely, I'd like to. But No. 1, I'd just like to get healthy. Dealing with headaches every day is not something you want to live with." Alberts suffered a concussion early in his career and said he came back too soon so he is taking no chances at this time. Stay tuned.
Apr 21 - 9:47 AM

Andrew Albert is not close to returning to action after suffering a concussion on December 29.

Coach John Tortorella said that Alberts was 'aways away' from returning and that is not a good sign almost two months after he received a high hit from Calgary's Brian McGrattan. Consider the defenseman out indefinitely.
Feb 24 - 8:51 AM

Andrew Alberts (concussion) didn't skate Thursday.

"Andrew Alberts is still aways away," said coach John Tortorella. "We'll continue to evaluate him but he's nowhere near where these other guys are. So he's staying away just trying to get himself straight." Alberts suffered a concussion on Dec. 29 in Calgary.
Jan 11 - 1:12 PM

Andrew Alberts may have suffered a concussion when he received a high hit from Calgary's Brian McGrattan on Sunday night.

His night ended after just 51 seconds of ice time. Alberts was making just his 10th appearance of the season.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Andrew Alberts will draw into the lineup Thursday for injured rearguard Ryan Stanton.

He has skated in just six games this season and his last appearance came on Dec. 9. Alberts doesn't have any fantasy value.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Andrew Alberts will suit up for the first time since Oct. 24 on Friday night.

He has appeared in just three games this season and two of them have come at forward. Alberts will probably be used sparingly against Phoenix. He's getting the chance to play because of Alexander Edler's lower-body injury.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Andrew Alberts and Yannick Weber were healthy scratches Sunday.

Just an FYI. Neither has any fantasy value at this time.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Andrew Alberts believes he can fit better into Vancouver's lineup with John Tortorella behind the bench.

"I think I can play an aggressive game under Torts' style," Alberts said. "I think it's a system I can play more minutes in." Alberts who re-signed with the Canucks last week will be competing with Yannick Weber and Frank Corrado for the team's last defense spot.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Andrew Alberts has re-upped with Vancouver on a one-year contract worth $600,000.

He posted one assist, 32 penalty minutes and a minus-7 rating in 24 contests with the Canucks last year. Alberts was available to any team as an unrestricted free agent, but he expressed plenty of interest to stay in Vancouver.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Andrew Alberts is hoping to ink a new contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Alberts spent half of the Canucks' regular season games in the press box, but he might be a good fit for new coach John Tortorella's system. "There remains interest by a couple of teams and Andrew was hoping to come back to Vancouver," said Alberts' agent, Kurt Overhardt. "We especially think with the new coaching staff that he would fit in because he’s a big, strong warrior and knows his role. And he’s a physical player and will fit with the scheme and what the needs seem to be. That’s our opinion." Either way, he's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues next season.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Andrew Alberts was moved to the fourth line from the blueline for Thursday's game against Detroit.

Alberts was originally scheduled to be a healthy scratch but when Christopher Higgins was unable to go due to the flu, Alberts drew into the lineup. He played only 2:47 minutes and saw no action in the third or overtime period.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 10:41:00 AM

Andrew Alberts had a tough time on the wing Thursday.

Alberts is a defenseman and hadn't played up front in six years, since his Boston Bruins days and that was only for a few shifts. "I just got caught switching in our zone," he said. "The coaches can tell you ideas of what to do in certain situations. But when it comes down to it, you have a million things going on in your head. What do you do with the puck? Where do you go? It's a lot different when you've been playing D for 25 years and switch over. Defensively, I know where the forwards are supposed to be to make breakout passes. But when you switch it around, and I'm (at forward), it's all lost in translation." Alberts could be back up front on Saturday, depending on whether or not Chris Higgins is able to return from a staph infection.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 08:43:00 AM

Andrew Alberts is slated to play as a forward on Thursday night in Montreal.

The Canucks don't have wingers Chris Higgins and David Booth due to injuries, so Alberts will skate alongside Manny Malhotra and Dale Weise on the fourth line. He has two points and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games this season.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 05:45:00 PM

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3Brad Richardson
4Dustin Jeffrey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Alex Burrows
2Radim Vrbata
3Jannik Hansen
4Derek Dorsett
5Linden Vey
6Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom