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Alexander Edler | Defenseman | #23

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (91) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 9 - 2:58 PM

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The Canucks placed Alex Edler (fibula fracture) on LTIR this week, and it doesn't appear he'll be returning.

We're through four of the six weeks prognosticated for Edler's recovery, but the Canucks are trying to sign Nikita Tryamkin out of the KHL and need the cap space. Edler dings the cap at a cool $5M, so this will certainly make a go long way towards their intent. We wouldn't expect to see Edler this season, but it's still possible.
Mar 6 - 4:59 PM

Alexander Edler is expected to miss the next six weeks with a fibula fracture.

That means Edler shouldn't be expected to play again until late March. Vancouver is still in the running for a playoff spot and its job has just gotten a lot tougher. Edler leads the team in total ice time thus far and he was averaging 24:27 minutes per contest. He also has six goals and 20 points in 52 games this season. It shouldn't come as any surprise that the team's website is also listing Edler as being on the injured reserve list.
Feb 12 - 2:36 PM

Alexander Edler suffered a fibula fracture Tuesday night versus Colorado.

A timetable for his return is still unclear at this time. Edler won't play Wednesday at Arizona after returning to Vancouver to be assessed further.
Feb 10 - 1:43 PM

Alexander Edler could be out for two-to-three weeks, according to initial thoughts on his foot injury.

He still needs to be examined further though and TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that more imaging is scheduled to be done on the defenseman's foot. Edler was injured on a blocked shot on Tuesday night against Colorado. He is on his way back to Vancouver, so he won't play Wednesday night at Arizona.
Feb 10 - 12:30 PM

Alex Edler didn't play the third period after taking a shot to his foot/ankle area.

Edler will be re-evaluated on Wednesday according to head coach Willie Desjardins.
Feb 10 - 1:54 AM

Alex Edler missed practice on Tuesday but took part in the morning skate Wednesday

It's not a slam dunk, but it's likely he will dress when the Vancouver Canucks host the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jan 6 - 9:40 PM

Alexander Edler (flu) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Edler might return on Wednesday as a result. He has six goals and 17 points in 39 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 6 - 5:21 PM

Alexander Edler was sent home Tuesday afternoon because he has the flu.

However, Vancouver will be home for three more games through Monday the 11th. So it's possibly he could return before six-game and 12-day roadie. Edler has posted six goal and 17 points along with 32 PIMs, 57 hits, and 88 blocks in 39 games so far.
Jan 5 - 8:00 PM

Alexander Edler had an assist in Vancouver's 5-2 victory over Buffalo on Monday.

Edler also ended a rough patch where he finished with a negative plus/minus for four straight contests. He now has five goals, 15 points, and a neutral plus/minus in 28 games this season.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:24:00 AM

Alex Edler got the scoring started just 56 seconds in, but it wasn't enough as the Canucks fell to the Stars 4-2 on Thursday.

Edler's fifth goal of the season was a beauty of a wrister from the point through oncoming traffic. He also contributed a minor penalty and three hits during his 21:58 of work. Edler now has 14 points in 26 games, and is well on pace to set new personal highs. Just bear in mind he's shooting 10%, and his career shooting percentage is just 5.4%.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 01:09:00 AM

Alexander Edler has only been held off of the scoresheet once in his last six games.

Edler now has four goals and 12 points in 21 contests this season. That's skewed his point-per-game pace to the point where he's now projected to finish with 47 points, but we think the 30-40 point range is a more realistic target.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:41:00 AM

Alexander Edler has two goals and five points in 12 games this season.

That's a fairly solid start for Edler, who had 31 points last season. We don't expect him to live up to his 2011-12 showing when he set a career-high with 49 points, but he should finish in the 30-40 point range once again.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Alexander Edler (flu) will return to the lineup for Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

The 29-year-old missed Vancouver's last game against Calgary because of the illness. He played 22:57 and was a plus-3 in his team's regular season opener last week. Edler had eight goals and 31 points in 74 games last year.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 09:38:00 PM

Alexander Edler (flu) will travel to Anaheim with his teammates.

Edler missed Saturday's game against Calgary because of the flu, but it doesn't look like it will keep him out of Monday's game.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:46:00 PM

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