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Alexander Edler | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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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. Oct 12 - 9:38 PM

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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.
Oct 11 - 2:46 PM

The Canucks have announced that Alex Edler will miss Saturday's game against the Flames with an illness.

Yannick Weber is expected to take his spot in the lineup.
Oct 10 - 9:39 PM

Alexander Edler (undisclosed) will play in Vancouver's game three tilt against Calgary.

Coach Willie Desjardins said that he would be a game-time decision, and he is indeed playing.
Apr 19 - 10:15 PM

Alexander Edler (undisclosed) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Calgary.

Edler didn't part part in the Canucks' morning skate on Sunday, but coach Willie Desjardins says that a final decision on his availability will be made after warmups.
Apr 19 - 2:21 PM

Alexander Edler led the Vancouver Canucks in plus/minus this season with a plus-13.

Edler improved his plus/minus by leaps and bounds this season as he was an NHL-worst minus-39 in 2013-14. Edler chipped in with eight goals and 31 points this season to make a fantasy asset once again.
Apr 13 - 10:15 AM

Alexander Edler scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Canucks defeat the Oilers on Saturday 6-5.

Edler scored at 2:29 of overtime and also added two assists, for his second consecutive three-point night and fourth in a row with at least one point. On the year, Edler has eight goals and 31 points. Sven Baertschi (two goals), Daniel Sedin (goal, assist), Jannik Hansen and Kevin Bieksa picked up the other markers. Radim Vrbata and Henrik Sedin each notched two assists.
Apr 12 - 12:59 AM

Alex Edler increased his point-streak to three games with three assists, two of which coming on the power play, during Thursdays' 5-0 win over Edmonton.

Edler now has five points, all assists, during his streak. Edler who has 21 assists, continues to lead all Canucks defenders with 28 points including 14 on the power play.
Apr 10 - 2:22 AM

Alexander Edler and Chris Tanev have become the Canucks top shutdown defensemen.

Edler is plus-12 while Tanev is plus-11 playing against the opponents top line. Don't forget that Edler was an NHL worst minus-39 last season so the improvement has been outstanding. Edler is not having a great fantasy season points-wise with only seven goals and 23 points in 66 games but his overall play has been a boon to the Canucks.
Mar 28 - 11:27 AM

Alexander Edler had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Colorado on Thursday.

Edler extended his point streak to four contests. He has seven goals and 23 points in 66 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 27 - 11:50 AM

Alexander Edler recorded an assist in a 5-2 victory against Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Edler is on a three-game point streak and has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five contests. He has seven goals and 22 points in 65 games this season.
Mar 25 - 11:38 AM

Alexander Edler will return to Vancouver's lineup on Thursday.

He has missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury. Frank Corrado will be scratched to make room for him.
Mar 5 - 6:56 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have placed Alexander Edler on the injured reserve list with an upper body injury.

Edler was injured a week ago and has not resumed skating with the Canucks. Vancouver is hurting on the blueline with Edler, Chris Tanev, Frank Corrado and Kevin Bieksa out, so look for the Canucks to make a move at the trade deadline if not before, for some defensive depth.
Feb 22 - 11:09 AM

Alexander Edler (upper body) didn't travel with the Canucks when the club left for the start of their upcoming road trip.

He sat out Monday's game with an upper-body injury. Vancouver left without fellow defenseman Chris Tanev as well. It doesn't seem like they will be available for Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Feb 18 - 6:53 PM

The Canucks are in the market for some help on defense.

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun says that with Alexander Edler (week to week), Kevin Bieksa (around three to five weeks) and Chris Tanev (day to day), the Canucks would like to bring in a piece or two to bolster the back end. Vancouver is tied for second in the Pacific Division with 67 points, with multiple teams gaining on them.
Feb 17 - 10:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Brandon Prust
5Sven Baertschi
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
5Adam Cracknell
D1Alexander Edler
2Dan Hamhuis
3Chris Tanev
4Yannick Weber
5Matt Bartkowski
6Luca Sbisa
7Ben Hutton
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom
3Richard Bachman