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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 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

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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

Alexei Emelin was back in the lineup on Wednesday night.

He was scratched for Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia because of a travel issue that caused him to miss Monday's practice. Emelin posted four hits, two blocks and a minus-1 rating against the Sabres in his return.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 08:20:00 AM

Alexei Emelin will be scratched Tuesday night.

He was absent from practice Monday because of a travel issue and that will cost him a spot in the lineup against Philadelphia. Tom Gilbert will play in his place.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin missed the Canadiens' practice Monday.

The club said he encountered a travel issue and expects him to be in the lineup for a game against the Flyers in Philadelphia Tuesday. Emelin has five assists in 41 games for Montreal this season.
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Alexei Emelin could be a possibility for the Winter Classic.

He has been a healthy scratch for the last two games, but he has had success against Boston in the past. If he does get the nod to dress then he could replace Mark Barberio.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:04:00 AM

The Montreal Canadiens announced that Alexei Emelin, Jarred Tinordi and Devante Smith-Pelly will watch the game from the press box on Monday.

Sven Andrighetto, Mark Barberio and Greg Pateryn will enter the lineup in their place. Neither of these players have any fantasy value moving forward.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 07:30:00 PM

Alexei Emelin will be scratched Monday night against Tampa Bay along with Jarred Tinordi.

The Canadiens will use Greg Pateryn and Mark Barberio on the back end instead. Emelin had a minus-3 rating in 15:32 of ice time against Washington this past Saturday.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 01:56:00 PM

Alexei Emelin will get back in the lineup Tuesday.

Greg Pateryn will be a healthy scratch. Emelin missed some time with a lower-body injury, but then the Canadiens held him out a little longer to get him back up to game speed. He has two assists, 55 hits and a plus-5 rating in 18 games this season.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 01:00:00 PM

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2Brendan Gallagher
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D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
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G1Carey Price
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