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Alexei Emelin | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
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Alexei Emelin scored his third goal of the year in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Florida.
He was playing in his second game since returning from a shoulder injury. Emelin was seen icing his shoulder, so it still appears to be causing some discomfort. He was also credited with four hits and two blocks versus the Panthers. Mar 18 - 10:50 AM

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Alexei Emelin (shoulder) will be back in the lineup on Monday.

He hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 18. Emelin was cleared to return last week, but he remained on the sidelines. He has 13 points, 53 penalty minutes and 157 hits in 55 games this season.
Mar 16 - 4:48 PM

Alexei Emelin will not play Saturday against the Islanders.

He has recovered from a shoulder injury that has kept him out of the lineup for the past three weeks but will not dress against New York. There is a very good chance, however, that Emelin will be able to play when the Habs travel to Florida for games against the Panthers and Lightning next week.
Mar 14 - 9:41 AM

Alexei Emelin has been cleared to return from a shoulder injury, but he's still on injured reserve.

He won't play on Thursday against Ottawa. Emelin will probably be back in the fold during the Canadiens' three-game road trip that begins Saturday.
Mar 11 - 5:15 PM

Alexei Emelin (upper body) has been cleared for contact.

However, the Canadiens will give him a few more days before he returns, so Thursday's game against Ottawa is a definite possibility. Emelin has been out of action since Feb. 18 because of what is believed to be a shoulder injury.
Mar 10 - 10:32 AM

Alexei Emelin (upper body) is close to returning to the lineup.

He could be back on Tuesday against Tampa Bay or Thursday versus Ottawa. Emelin hasn't been in the fold since Feb. 18 due to an upper-body injury.
Mar 9 - 1:32 PM

Alexei Emelin will travel with his teammates when they head off to the West Coast on Sunday.

Emelin suffered a shoulder injury on February 18th against Ottawa and he hasn't played since. If all goes according to plan, Emelin should return in about two weeks.
Mar 1 - 12:07 PM

Aelexi Emelin seems to be making progress in his recovery from an upper-body injury.

He was seen Saturday skating without equipment which is a good sign. However, Emelin will be out of action for another few weeks. The good news is that he may be closer to a return to action in four weeks as opposed to six which was the original range given by doctors.
Feb 28 - 10:45 AM

Alexei Emelin could be out for a while with an upper body injury, but is expected to return before the playoffs start in April.

Bob McKenzie notes that while Emelin is a "tough nut", the likely length of absence is "4-6 weeks". But he will definitely be out a week as he needs to be re-evaluated before a firm prognosis is given. A lot of uncertainty there, but at the good news is that he should be ready to go by the time the playoffs roll around in mid-April. Emelin may have finished his regular season with 13 points, 53 PIMs, and 157 hits (team lead) in 55 games.
Feb 19 - 8:26 PM

Alexei Emelin was injured just seconds into Wednesday's game versus the Senators and will not return.

Alexei Emelin headed to the dressing room just 20 seconds into the game after taking an awkward hit. He will not return tonight due to an upper body injury and we'll provide further updates on how severe the injury is after the game.
Feb 18 - 8:47 PM

Alexei Emelin was ejected from Tuesday's game against Dallas.

He received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a boarding infraction on Jason Spezza, who was cut badly on the play. Emelin also scored his second goal of the season in the game before his night ended after 8:49 of playing time.
Jan 28 - 10:10 AM

Alexei Emelin might be a healthy scratch Wednesday against Columbus.

He skated as the seventh defenseman during Tuesday's practice. Mike Weaver took his spot and was paired with Tom Gilbert.
Jan 14 - 11:28 AM

Alexei Emelin scored a goal in Montreal's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

Emelin wired a shot from the point that beat Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Emelin was a plus-3 and also dished out five hits in the game. The 28-year-old has 11 points in 37 games this season. The Canadiens' third pairing of Emelin and Tom Gilbert played extremely well in the game. The Habs have now won six in a row and are in first place in the Eastern Conference.
Jan 4 - 1:52 PM

Alexei Emelin has been fined $ 11 021,51 by the NHL for his hit on Sabres' forward Brian Gionta on Friday night.

Emelin will not be suspended for the hit. The Russian defenseman caught Gionta with a shoulder to the head in the third period of Friday's game. The two are former teammates in Montreal. The Sabres and Canadiens are playing the second half of their home-and-home matchup tonight at the Bell Centre.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 01:54:00 PM

Alexei Emelin will have to explain himself to the NHL Department of Player Safety Saturday in regard to a hit he administered to the head of former teammate and Buffalo forward Brian Gionta Friday night.

It is possible Emelin could be suspended and miss Saturday night's rematch in Montreal. Stay tuned for updates.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 10:35:00 AM

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