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Alexei Emelin | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
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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

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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

Alexei Emelin will return to Montreal's lineup Thursday night.

He has missed the past two games due to an upper-body injury. Emelin's physicality will come in handy against the Boston Bruins in the Canadiens' home opener. Nathan Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch to make room for him.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Alexei Emelin is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He wasn't able to play in Saturday's match versus Philadelphia because of the ailment. It is not clear if he will be available for Monday's game against Tampa Bay. Emelin has two assists and six hits in two outings this year.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 08:03:00 AM

Alexei Emelin registered two assists in Montreal's win over Toronto Wednesday night.

He picked up a helper on Max Pacioretty's opening goal early in the first period and he sprung Tomas Plekanec for a pretty breakaway goal in the second. Emelin isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he is capable of chipping in some points. The rugged blueliner finished the match with three hits, three blocks and a plus-2 rating.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Alexei Emelin wasn't able to play in Game 6 against the New York Rangers due to an undisclosed ailment.

He won't get a chance to play until next season because the Canadiens were eliminated from the playoffs by the Rangers on Thursday night. Nathan Beaulieu took his spot in the lineup again, just like he did in Game 5.
Fri, May 30, 2014 06:38:00 AM

Alexei Emelin (undisclosed) is being listed as a game-time decision for Thursday night.

He wasn't able to play in Game 5 because of an undisclosed injury and he didn't take part in the team's morning skate Thursday. Emelin leads Montreal in hits this postseason with a total of 52 in 15 contests.
Thu, May 29, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Alexei Emelin (undisclosed) was slated to travel with the Canadiens to New York for Game 6.

He didn't play Tuesday night because of unknown ailment. If Emelin is available to suit up Thursday night then Nathan Beaulieu is probably the most likely candidate to head back to the press box.
Thu, May 29, 2014 10:52:00 AM

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C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob de la Rose
4Brian Flynn
5Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Dale Weise
3P. A. Parenteau
4Brandon Prust
5Torrey Mitchell
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Sergei Gonchar
5Alexei Emelin
6Tom Gilbert
7Mike Weaver
8Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski