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Alexander Edler | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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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

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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

Alexander Edler will be re-evaluated on Sunday after sustaining an upper body injury Saturday.

Elder was injured against the Flames in the second period and did not return. Consider him day-to-day for now but more should be known in the next day or two.
Feb 15 - 10:57 AM

Alexander Edler suffered an upper-body injury Saturday night against the Flames.

It’s hard to pin down exactly when Edler got hurt, though HNIC speculated it could’ve been on a hit along the boards in the second period. Edler played 11:41 before departing. He has 17 points this season.
Feb 15 - 12:18 AM

Alexander Edler had an assist in a 4-2 loss on Sunday.

Edler has five goals and 16 points in 48 contests in 2014-15. He's certainly not the offensive force he once was, but he should at least reach the 20-point mark for the eighth straight campaign.
Feb 2 - 11:37 AM

Canucks President of hockey operations Trevor Linden, says that Alexander Edler is a vital part of the Canucks franchise.

Edler's name has been mentioned in a possible trade for Ryan O'Reilly but Linden stopped those rumors. "Alex is a foundational player for us," Linden said. "He’s a 25-minute, all-situation defenseman that every team is looking for. We haven’t had any trade discussion involving Alex. He’s going to be a cornerstone for our organization moving forward. Alex is having a real good season. He’s a big, strong, physical guy who can match up against anybody’s top line. He’s good in his own end, he’s a good puck-mover, has a big shot. That’s the type of guy you look for. Having him bounce back has been critical to our success this year." Edler has five goals and 15 points this season but has made a huge improvement in plus/minus as he is plus-seven thus far after a minus-39 rating last season, the worst in the NHL.
Jan 24 - 9:03 AM

Alexander Edler was the lone goal scorer for Vancouver in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the league-leading Nashville Predators.

Elder's fifth tally of the campaign seemed to be an important one as it cut Nashville's lead to 2-1, but the Canucks never got any closer, falling by a final score of 5-1. Chris Tanev and Linden Vey picked up assists on the lone marker.
Jan 14 - 12:28 AM

Alexander Edler played a game-high 28:53 in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Dallas.

The Canucks leaned heavily on Edler, but he finished the game with a minus-2 rating (Dallas' second goal was scored into an empty net). The 28-year-old also played big minutes on special teams. He logged 6:05 of ice time on the power play and 2:33 shorthanded. Edler has three goals and nine points in 31 games this season.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:04:00 AM

Alexander Edler is a plus-five this season.

For all the poolies who resisted taking him after his NHL worst minus-39 rating in 2013-14, the blueliner has come back with a vengeance this season and has three goals and eight points in 23 games. While he has had a couple of 40-plus point seasons in his career, he should get 30-35 this season if he remains healthy.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Alexander Edler scored a goal in Vancouver's 3-2 win over San Jose.

Edler is on a modest three-game point streak. He has three goals and seven points in 14 games in 2014-15.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Alexander Edler scored Vancouver's only goal in their 3-1 loss to Nashville on Sunday.

Edler opened the scoring on the power play, but the Predators followed that up by scoring three unanswered goals in the game. The 28-year-old is an important part of the Canucks' blue line. He now has two goals and five points and is a plus-4 so far this season.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 12:17:00 AM

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2Nick Bonino
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4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Brandon McMillan
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
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D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
G1Ryan Miller
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