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Alexander Edler | Defenseman | #23

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (91) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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Alexander Edler (knee) will be back in the lineup.
Edler has sat out the last 12 games with an MCL sprain. He has one assist in three matches this campaign. Nov 9 - 3:42 PM

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Alexander Edler (knee) might be ready to return Thursday night versus Anaheim.

Edler could end up being a game-time decision. He hasn't played since Oct. 12 because of an MCL sprain.
Nov 9 - 2:56 PM

Alexander Edler (MCL Sprain) will miss at least another week.

Edler isn't expected to play in Vancouver's next three games, but he'll travel with the Canucks when they go on the road. That trip includes games in Calgary on Nov. 7, Anehim on Nov. 9, San Jose on Nov. 11, and Los Angeles on Nov. 14.
Nov 1 - 2:57 PM

Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green has announced that Alex Edler is expected to miss the next 3-4 weeks with a MCL sprain.

Edler suffered the injury during Thursday's contest against the Winnipeg Jets. In his place, Derrick Pouliot will enter the lineup tonight and will likely be a factor on the power play. Edler is safe to drop in fantasy leagues unless you can stash him on your IR.
Oct 14 - 1:58 PM

Alexander Edler is questionable for Saturday night's contest against the Flames.

He left Thursday night's contest with a lower-body injury after crashing into the boards and did not practice on Friday. If Edler can't go, look for Derrick Pouliott to make his Vancouver debut.
Oct 14 - 1:30 PM

Alexander Edler suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The Canucks have already announced that he won't be returning to the game. The injury occurred after Edler tried to hit Mark Scheifele into the boards. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 13 - 12:12 AM

Alexander Edler scored Vancouver's only goal in the Canucks' 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday night.

Edler now has three points in his last four games. The 30-year-old now has five goals and 20 points in 61 games this season. Edler has now matched his point output from last season.
Mar 26 - 11:16 PM

Alex Edler lifted his point streak to three games during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.

Edler's assist in the match gives him two helpers and three points over that span. For the season he has 10 assists and 12 points in 41 games.
Feb 11 - 5:18 PM

Alexander Edler is fine to play Wednesday night.

He appeared to suffer an injury to his hand or wrist on Sunday, but it won't keep him out against Colorado.
Jan 25 - 2:54 PM

Alexander Edler may have injured his hand or wrist Sunday.

There was no update after the game. Edler is having a poor fantasy season with only one goal and nine points in 34 games so if he is on your fantasy roster, he better be a friend or a relative of yours.
Jan 23 - 10:04 AM

Alexander Edler recorded an assist in the Kings' 3-2 overtime win over Anaheim on Friday.

Edler was playing in his second game since returning from a finger injury. When he's been healthy, he hasn't been much of an offensive force with a goal and four points in 23 contests. At one time he could record more than 40 points in a single season, but he's fallen short of the 30-point mark in two of his previous three campaigns.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Alexander Edler played 20:43 in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Edler has been out since Nov. 26 with a finger injury. He finished the game with no points, penalty minutes or shots on goal, but he did deliver a solid hit on Kings forward Dustin Brown early in the game.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Alexander Edler will be back in the lineup from a fractured finger on Wednesday night.

He has missed the last 13 games. Edler has contributed just one goal and two assists in 21 contests this campaign.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Alexander Edler (fractured finger) was on the ice for a full practice Tuesday.

He doesn't have an exact timetable in place for his return yet. Edler hasn't played since Nov. 26.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Alexander Edler will undergo surgery for his fractured index finger.

Edler will be out for the next four-to-six weeks. He has a goal and three points in 21 contests this season. While he obviously doesn't have much fantasy value in standard league, this is a big blow for the Canucks as he's been logging 23:42 minutes per game for them.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 02:43:00 PM

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LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
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4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brendan Gaunce
RW1Brock Boeser
2Thomas Vanek
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4Jake Virtanen
5Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
9Philip Holm
G1Jacob Markstrom
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