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Alexei Emelin | Defenseman | #74

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (84) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Alexei Emelin will return to the blue line on Sunday against Ottawa.
Through 67 games this season the rugged defender has posted nine points along with 63 PIMs and 114 hits while seeing a career high of 21:30 of average ice time. Mar 19 - 5:35 PM

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It is unclear if Alexei Emelin will return to the Montreal lineup Sunday night in the return matchup against Ottawa.

Emelin was a healthy scratch for Saturday's contest against the Sens and Habs' coach Claude Julien has only two spots for him, Nathan Beaulieu and Brandon Davidson. Check back with us closer to Sunday night's 7:00 pm puck drop to see if Emelin dresses for the contest.
Mar 19 - 9:19 AM

Alexei Emelin will be scratched against Ottawa on Saturday.

Through 67 games this season the rugged defender has posted nine points along with 63 PIMs and 114 hits while seeing a career high of 21:30 of average ice time.
Mar 18 - 2:48 PM

Alexei Emelin (flu) was back on the ice Friday for practice.

He alternated with Jordie Benn on the third pairing and could be a healthy scratch Saturday. Nathan Beaulieu, who was in the press box Tuesday, skated with Benn and Emelin during the session and could return to the lineup. Coach Claude Julien didn't confirm who would play, so stay tuned.
Mar 18 - 9:31 AM

Alexei Emelin didn't practice on Thursday due to the flu.

Emelin has plenty of time to recover though because the Canadiens don't play until Saturday. He has two goals and nine points in 67 games this season.
Mar 16 - 11:03 AM

Alexei Emelin will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Emelin went from playing on the top pairing with Shea Weber to now being a healthy scratch. The physical blueliner is being sat because he's made some terrible decisions with the puck lately. Newly acquired Brandon Davidson will take his spot on a pairing with Jeff Petry. Michael McCarron and Nikita Nesterov will also watch from the press box.
Mar 7 - 9:58 PM

Alexei Emelin could be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

He found himself as an extra defenseman during Monday's practice in Vancouver. Emelin spent most of the season on a pairing with Shea Weber, but he's recently been moved to the second pairing with Jeff Petry. Emelin has struggled with decision-making throughout his career and that has plagued him recently as well. Head coach Claude Julien said he'll make his final lineup decisions after tomorrow's morning skate. If Emelin is scratched, look for Brandon Davidson to take his spot.
Mar 6 - 8:51 PM

Alexei Emelin has formed a physical shutdown pairing with Shea Weber on Montreal's back end.

"He's easy to play with," Weber said of Emelin. "He's obviously very good and maybe even a little bit underrated. Obviously, he's known for his big hits, but he's able to make plays and he's smart as well. He's got a good gap and he makes guys go through him." Emelin leads the Canadiens and ranks fourth overall in the NHL with 136 hits. He also has four points and 39 penalty minutes.
Jan 10 - 10:20 AM

Alexei Emelin could be facing a suspension after he elbowed Dallas' Antoine Roussel in the head Wednesday night.

He was not penalized on the play, but that may not save him from hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety because the video shows direct contact.
Jan 5 - 9:41 AM

Alexei Emelin will be back in the Canadiens' lineup Wednesday when the team faces off against the Lightning.

He took a few days off to be with his wife who gave birth to a baby girl. If you need Emelin, it is safe to activate him.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Alexei Emelin won't be in the lineup Friday after his wife gave birth to a baby girl Thursday.

He didn't make the trip to Columbus, so he will sit out a second straight game. Emelin should be available to return after the holiday break.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 08:43:00 AM

Just in case you were wondering, Alexi Emelin won't play Thursday against the Wild.

He's with his wife as she gives birth. Family first of course, and congratulations to the Emelins!
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Alexei Emelin didn't take part in Montreal's practice on Thursday so that he could be with his wife, who is expected to give birth.

Emelin might end up missing Thursday's game, but that hasn't been confirmed. Either way, we'd like to congratulate him and his growing family.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Alexei Emelin scored a goal for the first time since March 17, 2015 during Thursday's win against Arizona.

He opened the scoring in a 5-2 victory. Emeline was also credited with five hits to give him a total of 15 in four games this year.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 08:25:00 AM

Alexei Emelin contributed an assist in Montreal's 3-2 shootout loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.

He has collected two of his eight helpers this season in the last three games. Emelin has 51 penalty minutes and 189 hits in 54 outings this season.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 09:02:00 AM

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RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
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D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
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6Jordie Benn
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