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Alexei Emelin | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216
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Alexei Emelin is not hurt, according to Renaud Lavoie. Rather the Canadiens are letting him get back up to speed.
Emelin has skated in 18 games thus far, but has missed time with a lower body injury already. Montreal is apparently just doing what all good teams do, use their depth to their advantage. Nov 28 - 8:05 PM

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Alexei Emelin and Bud Holloway will each be scratched from Saturday's tilt with New Jersey.

It'll be Emelin's second straight game in the stands, which makes one wonder if he isn't nursing another injury. Be that as it may, he's still not much of a fantasy option. The rugged veteran defender has 14 PIMs, 23 blocks, and 55 hits through 18 games.
Nov 28 - 6:18 PM

Alexei Emelin and Christian Thomas will be scratched from Friday's tilt with New Jersey.

Unfortunately neither Emelin nor Thomas have much fantasy value. As the rugged defender's noteworthy marks on the stat sheet are his 14 PIMs, 23 blocks, and 55 hits through 18 games. The young Thomas meanwhile has just a point in 21 career NHL games.
Nov 27 - 6:27 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) is good to return on Wednesday.

Emelin was absent for five straight games. He has two assists in 17 games this season.
Nov 25 - 1:00 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) participated in Tuesday's practice.

He is considered to be ready to return to the lineup, but he isn't expected to play Wednesday night versus the New York Rangers. Emelin has already sat out five games due to a lower-body injury.
Nov 25 - 7:51 AM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) is listed as day-to-day.

He will sit out Monday's game against Vancouver, which will be the second match he has missed due to the ailment.
Nov 16 - 3:58 PM

Alexei Emelin won't play in Saturday's game against Colorado because of a lower-body injury.

The 29-year-old doesn't produce much offensively, but he has been rock-solid on the Canadiens' second pairing with Jeff Petry. Emelin has two assists in 17 games this season. Greg Pateryn will replace him in the lineup.
Nov 14 - 5:32 PM

Alexei Emelin did not practice Friday with his Canadiens' teammates.

The Habs are stating it was a "therapy day" for Emelin. That said, we would say there is at least a little doubt he will play Saturday night against Colorado. If you have another option besides Emelin, we might consider starting him.
Nov 14 - 10:18 AM

Alexei Emelin got his first point of the 2015-16 season Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss to Vancouver.

He earned an assist on a goal by Torrey Mitchell early in the third period. The 29-year-old defenseman has 29 hits and a plus-5 rating in 10 games this season.
Oct 28 - 8:20 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tomas Plekanec
2Alex Galchenyuk
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
5Paul Byron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Lars Eller
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Christian Thomas
5Michael Bournival
6Daniel Carr
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Semin
3Dale Weise
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sven Andrighetto
6Torrey Mitchell
7Zack Kassian
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Nathan Beaulieu
7Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Mike Condon
3Zachary Fucale