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Alexei Emelin | Defenseman | #74

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (84) / MON
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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. Apr 26 - 6:14 PM

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Alexei Emelin scored Montreal's only goal in a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 Saturday night.

It was Emelin's first career playoff goal in his 29th contest. Alexander Radulov and Artturi Lehkonen assisted on Emelin's marker. With that, Radulov finished the series with an impressive two goals and seven points. Unfortunately for Montreal, his efforts weren't enough to save the Canadiens as it's the Rangers that are going to the second round.
Apr 22 - 10:55 PM

Alexei Emelin is likely to return from a lower-body injury on Thursday night.

He is being listed as a game-time decision, but Emelin said he feels ready to make his series debut. He was paired with Nathan Beaulieu at the morning skate, which probably means that Brandon Davidson will be scratched.
Apr 20 - 3:29 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Emelin will be re-evaluated on Thursday, so we'll have to wait and see if he's available for Game 5. He had two goals and 10 points in 76 regular season games.
Apr 19 - 3:24 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) is making progress, but it's still unclear when he will be ready to return.

He has been skating by himself at Montreal's practice facility. Emelin has been sidelined since Apr. 5 because of a lower-body injury.
Apr 18 - 2:11 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) skated Sunday morning.

Emelin remains day-to-day though. He missed the first two games of Montreal's series against the Rangers. Game 3 will be played Sunday night.
Apr 16 - 2:11 PM

Alexei Emelin didn't make the trip to New York with his teammates, effectively ruling him out for Game 3.

Emelin has missed the last four games with a lower body injury. He has started to skate on his own which is a good indication that he is relatively close to returning. The Habs desperately need him back in the lineup with Nikita Nesterov and Nathan Beaulieu not playing well on the bottom pairing.
Apr 15 - 5:57 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) is "very doubtful" for Game 2, per Canadiens coach Claude Julien.

Emelin has missed Montreal's last three games, including Montreal's playoff opener on Wednesday. He scored two goals and 10 points in 76 games in 2016-17.
Apr 13 - 3:36 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) will miss Game 1 of the first round.

Emelin also missed the last two games of the regular season. He has two goals and 10 points in 76 contests in 2016-17.
Apr 10 - 2:24 PM

Alexei Emelin (lower body) will miss Montreal's final two regular season games.

The plan is to re-evaluate Emelin after the season ends to determine his availability for the playoffs. He has two goals, 10 points, and 71 penalty minutes in 76 games this season.
Apr 7 - 2:37 PM

Alexei Emelin suffered a lower-body injury in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Canadiens are already without Shea Weber and Jordie Benn, but those injuries aren't believed to be serious. It'll be interesting to see if Emelin is able to heal quickly enough to be back in time for the playoffs. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Apr 5 - 11:20 PM

Alexei Emelin will return to the blue line on Sunday against Ottawa.

Through 67 games this season the rugged defender has posted nine points along with 63 PIMs and 114 hits while seeing a career high of 21:30 of average ice time.
Mar 19 - 5:35 PM

It is unclear if Alexei Emelin will return to the Montreal lineup Sunday night in the return matchup against Ottawa.

Emelin was a healthy scratch for Saturday's contest against the Sens and Habs' coach Claude Julien has only two spots for him, Nathan Beaulieu and Brandon Davidson. Check back with us closer to Sunday night's 7:00 pm puck drop to see if Emelin dresses for the contest.
Mar 19 - 9:19 AM

Alexei Emelin will be scratched against Ottawa on Saturday.

Through 67 games this season the rugged defender has posted nine points along with 63 PIMs and 114 hits while seeing a career high of 21:30 of average ice time.
Mar 18 - 2:48 PM

Alexei Emelin (flu) was back on the ice Friday for practice.

He alternated with Jordie Benn on the third pairing and could be a healthy scratch Saturday. Nathan Beaulieu, who was in the press box Tuesday, skated with Benn and Emelin during the session and could return to the lineup. Coach Claude Julien didn't confirm who would play, so stay tuned.
Mar 18 - 9:31 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Dwight King
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Brian Flynn
6Steve Ott
7Andreas Martinsen
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
3Paul Byron
4Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Jordie Benn
7Nikita Nesterov
8Brandon Davidson
9Mikhail Sergachev
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya