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Alexander Edler | Defenseman | #23

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (91) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Edler scored a couple of goals in a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
It's the fourth time in his career Edler has scored two goals in a game but it's the first time since Oct. 29, 2011 that he has done it. The 31-year-old Swedish defenseman used to be an offensive force on the back end but injuries have limited him to no more than 31 points since the 2012-13 season. He's regained some of his offensive game this season and currently sits at five goals and 30 points in 62 games. Henrik Sedin, Bo Horvat and Brandon Sutter also scored in the win. Heading into a contract year next season, Edler might be worth a look in drafts next season. Mar 22 - 11:09 PM

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Alexander Edler went scoreless in Monday's 3-0 loss at Los Angeles, but he was able to come up with two hits and a blocked shot.

Edler ranked third in the NHL in blocked shots (165) and he has dished out plenty of hits (135), too. In fact, he is one of just six players in the NHL with at least 130 blocked shots and 130 hits this season. He is invaluable to fantasy owners in pools rewarding those two categories, especially since he provides a healthy amount of points (26) and penalty minutes (54) through 58 games.
Mar 13 - 2:23 AM

Alexander Edler registered a pair of assists in Vancouver's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville on Friday.

With that, Edler has more career points with the Canucks than any other defensemen in their franchise history. Through 741 games with the organization, he has 80 goals and 326 points. That puts him a single point ahead of Mattias Ohlund. "It means a lot to be up there with him (Ohlund)," said Edler. "He was a mentor for me and it was important to have him here my first few years. It wasn’t just how he played on the ice, it was how he acted off it, and I’m very grateful for that. My game has been going kind of like the team. We had a few years where we weren’t that good and my game kind of flattened out a bit. I’ve been feeling pretty good and with our system, you’re held accountable."
Mar 3 - 6:35 AM

Alexander Edler finished with an assist, one shot on goal, two blocked shots, a minor penalty and three hits Monday in Colorado.

Edler has totaled two goals and 24 points through 51 games, so he is decent enough in deeper standard fantasy pools. However, he is a tremendous boon to fantasy owners in leagues rewarding blocked shots. He entered the night ranked fourth in the NHL, and he now has 142 through 51 contests with 117 hits.
Feb 27 - 12:00 AM

Alexander Edler registered two assists in Vancouver's 6-2 loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Edler has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven games. He has two goals and 17 points in 36 contests this season.
Jan 24 - 11:20 AM

Alexander Edler seems to be rounding into form.

Elder had missed the first month of the season with an MCL sprain and took a while to get going. However, in his last nine games Edler has registered five points, which is very acceptable for a defenseman. If Edler is a free agent in your fantasy league, consider picking him up.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 01:39:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 03:42:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 02:56:00 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.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 02:57:00 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.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 01:58:00 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.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 01:30:00 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.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 12:12:00 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.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 11:16:00 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.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 05:18:00 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.
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Nic Dowd
4Markus Granlund
5Brandon Sutter
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Jussi Jokinen
5Brendan Leipsic
6Brendan Gaunce
7Darren Archibald
RW1Brock Boeser
2Sam Gagner
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson