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Alexei Emelin | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 224
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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. May 30 - 6:38 AM

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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.
May 29 - 2:45 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.
May 29 - 10:52 AM

Alexei Emelin contributed two assists in Montreal's 5-4 OT win against Tampa Bay in Wednesday's playoff opener.

He filled the stat sheet in the match with two penalty minutes, one shot, two hits and three blocks. Emelin also saw time on Montreal's second power-play unit, where he logged 1:09 of his 30:08 of his total ice time.
Apr 17 - 10:55 AM

Alexei Emelin returned to Montreal on Monday for a personal matter.

He's still expected to be back to play Tuesday in Tampa Bay, though.
Mar 31 - 4:30 PM

Alexei Emelin of the Canadiens scored the lone goal in a 2-1 shootout win over Boston.

The hard-hitting defenseman isn't known for his goal-scoring prowess, but his third of the campaign came on a first-period man advantage. Daniel Briere and Brian Gionta drew assists on the goal.
Mar 24 - 11:04 PM

Alexei Emelin earned a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Colorado.

He had two shots and three blocks in 20:14 of ice time. Emelin has three helpers in his last two games after going pointless in his previous seven matches.
Mar 19 - 9:58 AM

Alexei Emelin was fined $5,000 for butt-ending Canucks forward Pascal Pelletier in Thursday's game, the NHL announced Friday night.

The incident happened in the second period of Montreal's 5-2 victory, however Emelin was not penalized on the play. This is the first disciplinary punishment Emelin has received in his NHL career.
Feb 7 - 9:02 PM

Alexei Emelin exited Friday's game in the third period after he was hit on the inside of his left thigh by a shot from Niklas Kronwall.

Emelin has not played well defensively this season. He has a minus-12 rating and he's contributed just six assists in 29 games. It's unclear if he'll be available to play Saturday night.
Jan 25 - 4:07 PM

Alexei Emelin will return from the press box on Friday.

He was a healthy scratch on Wednesday. Emelin will be paired with Andrei Markov against Detroit. He has six assists, 92 hits and a minus-11 rating in 28 appearances this season.
Jan 24 - 7:15 AM

Alexei Emelin is projected to serve as a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Emelin has six points and 33 penalty minutes in 28 games this season. He's more of a defensive defenseman and isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 22 - 1:47 PM

Alexei Emelin recorded an assist in Montreal's 2-1 overtime win on Saturday.

Emelin is a defensive defenseman and is only really noteworthy in leagues that value hits and blocked shots. He has just five assists in 25 games this season.
Jan 12 - 11:15 AM

Alexei Emelin logged only 8:58 of ice time in Montreal's 3-1 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The Canadiens dressed seven defensemen in the match. Emelin was a non-factor in the match with a minus-1 rating, no hits and one blocked shot. He has a minus-8 rating in his last five appearances and hasn't played well since returning from knee surgery.
Jan 9 - 10:17 AM

Alexei Emelin will be a healthy scratch Thursday.

Doug Murray, who has watched the last three games from the press box, will take Emelin's place in the lineup. "He's a guy that's trying to find himself right now," coach Michel Therrien said of Emelin. "It's our responsibility to bring him back to a level that he's capable of playing at like last season. Often, after a major injury and missing some serious time, returning to full status can be difficult for certain players." Emelin has picked up a combined minus-5 rating in his last two appearances. He returned to the lineup in mid-November after recovering in the summer from major knee surgery.
Jan 2 - 4:50 PM

Alexei Emelin received a five-minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct in Thursday's loss to Philadelphia.

The incident occurred at the 16:15 mark of the second period when Emelin went for a hit on Flyers forward Steve Downie. Since he received a game misconduct, the league will review the play.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 07:24:00 AM

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3Lars Eller
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4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
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5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
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5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
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