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Alexei Emelin | Defenseman | #25

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (84) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Alexei Emelin (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Wild.
Emelin missed each of Nashville's two previous games. He has one goal and eight assists in 70 games this season. Emelin doesn't need to be owned in any fantasy format. Mar 27 - 7:41 PM

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Alexei Emelin won't play Sunday due to an upper-body injury.

Emelin is listed as day-to-day. He didn't play in Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Mar 25 - 6:40 PM

Alexei Emelin is expected to serve as a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

The rugged blue liner has a goal and seven assists in 68 games this season. Scott Hartnell and Anthony Bitetto are also expected to watch the game from the press box. None of these three players will have fantasy value down the stretch.
Mar 16 - 8:40 PM

Alexei Emelin will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

It's the second time all year that Emelin will be made a healthy scratch. The Predators defenseman has one goal, eight points and a plus-10 rating in 55 games this season. Yannick Weber and Pontus Aberg will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 17 - 7:44 PM

Alexei Emelin earned his first points with the Predators on Tuesday night.

Emelin had a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over Colorado. He concluded the contest with a plus-2 rating along with two hits and two blocks.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Alexei Emelin is expected to be a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Emelin made his season debut on Thursday and had two penalty minutes in that showing. He had 10 points and 71 penalty minutes in 76 contests last season.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Alexei Emelin was brought in by the Predators to add depth and competition, according to GM David Poile.

Coach Peter Laviolette will decide where Emelin will play in the lineup, but he could be a solid fit on the team's third defense pairing. The Predators have eight defensemen on one-way deals and they currently plan to have them all on the roster for the start of the year.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 03:04:00 PM

To complete the trade to the Predators, the Golden Knights agreed to retain a portion of Emelin's $4.1 million cap hit.

Vegas agreed to retain just under $1.2 million, making it a much more manageable contract for the Predators. The Predators are still approximately $20 million under the 2017-18 cap, with a move for Matt Duchene being rumored.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 10:20:00 PM

Updating a previous report, the 3rd round pick sent to Vegas for Alexei Emelin will be in 2019 and not 2018.

Many reports are suggesting Emelin was acquired in order for Nashville to trade one of their top-four defensemen in a deal for Matt Duchene. However, nothing is finalized yet.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 08:33:00 PM

Darren Dreger is reporting that the Vegas Golden Knights have traded Alexei Emelin to the Nashville Predators.

In return, Vegas is receiving a 3rd round draft pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Emelin joins Hartnell and Bonino as additions to the Predators today. After losing to the Penguins in six games during the Stanley Cup Final, Nashville is reloading for another run during the upcoming season. Emelin will be a physical presence to Nashville's bottom pairing, and is someone who can bump up in the event of an injury.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 06:19:00 PM

Vegas is still looking to trade expansion draft pickups Alexei Emelin and Luca Sbisa.

The Golden Knights have already dealt Trevor van Riemsdyk, Marc Methot and David Schlemko. According to TSN's Frank Seravalli, the other defenders are likely to stay on the roster.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 02:21:00 PM

Alexei Emelin has been scooped up by the Vegas Golden Knights.

Vegas surprised many by choosing Emelin over Brandon Davidson and Charles Hudon, but he will add a physical dimension to the Golden Knights on the back end. Emelin amassed 241 hits in 76 games with Montreal in 2016-17 and he chipped in 10 points.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 09:59:00 PM

Alexei Emelin has reportedly been picked in the expansion draft by Vegas.

According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, the Canadiens didn't have to give up a draft pick to get the Golden Knights to select Emelin. That will knock his $4.1 million cap hit off the books for Montreal.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 06:58:00 PM

According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, Alexei Emelin and Brandon Davidson are the names he's hearing connected to Vegas for the expansion draft.

Emelin spent a good chunk of the season on Montreal's top pairing with Shea Weber, but the Canadiens would be thrilled to get his $4.1 million salary off the books. Emelin doesn't provide much in terms of offensive production, but he is a physical blue liner that can throw his weight around all over the ice. He has one year remaining on his current contract, so the Golden Knights could draft him and trade him before next year's deadline.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 09:14:00 PM

Alexei Emelin underwent arthroscopic surgery to his right knee on Wednesday.

He is projected to nee four-to-six weeks of recovery time. Emelin got back in the lineup from a lower-body injury in Game 5 against the Rangers after he was hurt in Buffalo on Apr. 5. In 76 appearances in 2016-17, he recorded 10 points and 71 penalty minutes.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 06:14:00 PM

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