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Alexander Edler | Defenseman | #23

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (91) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Alexander Edler apparently injured his hand or his arm Saturday blocking a shot in the first period and did not return.

Edler only played 3:59 before departing the game. He is having another tough season, reminiscent of 2013-14 when he was an NHL worst minus-39 with only seven goals and 22 points. He has a goal and three points with a minus-eight rating in 21 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Alexander Edler was a minus-three Saturday.

That makes the defenseman a minus-nine in 18 games this season, reminiscent of the 2013-14 season when he was a league-worst minus-39. Edler has a measly goal and three points this season so he has been horrible for fantasy owners in 2016-17.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Alexander Edler (upper body) is hopeful to play Monday night.

He appears to be probable after missing Saturday's game with an upper-body injury. Edler has one goal and no assists in 11 outings this season.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:37:00 PM

Alexander Elder will not play in Saturday's match against Toronto due to an upper body injury.

He wasn't expected to, but we wanted to confirm it anyway. Edler is considered day-to-day, unlike Chris Tanev. Edler has a goal in 11 games this season with 33 blocks.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 01:42:00 PM

Alexander Edler is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Edler has a goal in 11 games this season. While he hasn't been a factor offensively, his absence is a big loss to the Canucks as they've been giving him an average of 24:27 minutes per contest this season.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Alexander Edler will miss the rest of the season because of a fractured fibula.

He sustained the injury on Feb. 9 against Colorado and was moved to long-term injured reserve recently. Edler registered 20 points in 52 games in 2015-16.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 02:58:00 PM

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3Michael Del Zotto
4Chris Tanev
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