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Alexander Edler | Defenseman | #23

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (91) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 28 - 2:43 PM

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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.
Nov 27 - 10:38 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.
Nov 20 - 9:59 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.
Nov 7 - 12:37 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.
Nov 5 - 1:42 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.
Nov 4 - 4:22 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.
Mar 9 - 2:58 PM

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

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2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Michael Chaput
6Joseph Labate
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Alex Burrows
4Brendan Gaunce
5Anton Rodin
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Jayson Megna
5Jack Skille
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Erik Gudbranson
5Philip Larsen
6Alex Biega
7Luca Sbisa
8Nikita Tryamkin
9Troy Stecher
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom