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Alexander Edler | Defenseman | #23

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (91) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 09:39:00 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.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 10:15:00 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.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 02:21:00 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.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 10:15:00 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.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 12:59:00 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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 02:22:00 AM

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C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Jared McCann
5Linden Vey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Ronalds Kenins
4Emerson Etem
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Alex Burrows
4Derek Dorsett
5Jake Virtanen
D1Alexander Edler
2Dan Hamhuis
3Chris Tanev
4Matt Bartkowski
5Alex Biega
6Luca Sbisa
7Ben Hutton
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom