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Joel Edmundson | Defenseman | #6

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/28/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (46) / STL
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Joel Edmundson, who can become a restricted free agent this summer, might end up having to go through the arbitration process.
Edmundson earned $1.05 million in 2017-18 and he's due for a sizable raise after logging 20:44 minutes per game, but GM Doug Armstrong suggested that he isn't looking to give significant pay boosts to his RFAs this summer. "It’s a bad year to be a restricted free agent on a team that doesn’t make the playoffs," Armstrong said, "It’s hard to justify big raises and some of them are going to earn big raises and they’re going to have to go to arbitration to get it because it’s a difficult process to go to ownership and say, ‘Listen, these guys need to triple their money (but) we missed the playoffs.’ Maybe someone else has to tell us that. Maybe we can find a sweet spot that we can do it, but there’s some players that I’ve got a lot of respect for that I have to deal with this summer and I’ll show them the respect they deserve." That kind of statement could just be an early negotiating tactic, but it will be interesting to see what kind of contract Edmundson gets. Apr 22 - 10:52 AM

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Joel Edmundson scored the Blues' goal in a 4-1 loss to Colorado.

Edmundson played in his first game since Feb. 8 because of an arm injury. He also had two shots and two hits in 22:01 of ice time. Edumundson has seven goals and 16 points in 57 games in 2017-18. Colton Parayko and Dmitrij Jaskin assisted on the Blues' lone marker.
Mar 15 - 11:02 PM

Joel Edmundson (arm) will be back in the lineup on Thursday night.

Edmundson is ready to return a week ahead of schedule after he suffered a compound fracture of his forearm on Feb. 8. He is projected to be paired with Robert Bortuzzo.
Mar 15 - 3:19 PM

Coach Mike Yeo is hopeful that Joel Edmundson (arm) will return Thursday.

Edmundson feels that if he has a good session in the morning that will be ready to play. He hasn't played since Feb. 8 because of a arm injury.
Mar 14 - 1:44 PM

Joel Edmundson (arm) has been ruled out of Monday's game.

Edmundson hasn't played since Feb. 8. He did join the Blues' for Monday's practice though, so he might not be out for much longer.
Mar 12 - 3:19 PM

The St. Louis Blues have announced that Joel Edmundson won't play today.

Edmundson traveled with the team to California but he is not quite ready to return from his arm injury that will now cost him 12 games.
Mar 10 - 3:02 PM

Joel Edmundson (arm) traveled with the Blues to California, but he isn't expected to play against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

"I don't anticipate him being in the lineup," coach Mike Yeo said Wednesday. "Now, if he came knocking on my hotel room door tonight and said, 'I'd like to play tomorrow' — then that might change things. But I don't think he'll be in tomorrow. But certainly he's getting closer and hopefully we'll see if there's potential on this trip (for Edmundson to play)." Edmundson is close to a return after he suffered a compound fracture of his forearm on Feb. 8.
Mar 8 - 11:10 AM

Joel Edmundson (arm) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

"Just wake up in the morning and see how I feel," said Edmundson. "We'll just take it day by day. Over the next week, we'll see how I feel. There's no rush, but I definitely want to get back out there and I want to help the team out." A potential return to the lineup could be just around the corner, as he appears to be ahead of schedule. He still has to build some strength back up though. Edmundston suffered a compound fracture of his forearm back on Feb. 8.
Mar 7 - 11:42 AM

Joel Edmundson will be re-examined in six weeks after he underwent surgery to repair a broken right forearm.

Edmundson was injured on a blocked shot Thursday night against Colorado. He leads the Blues with 125 blocks and he has a recorded 15 points in 56 games this season. Edmundson has been placed on injured reserve. He could be back just before the end of the regular season if his recovery goes well.
Feb 9 - 11:43 AM

Joel Edmundson (upper body) won't be available for Friday's game against Winnipeg.

Edmundson was injured in Thursday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche, after he blocked a shot by Nail Yakupov. The Blues have already announced that they'll have another update on his status tomorrow. We'll consider him day-to-day for now. Edmundson has six goals and 15 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 9 - 12:25 AM

Joel Edmundson suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's game against Colorado.

Edmundson was injured after blocking a Nail Yakupov shot in the first period. The Blues have already announced that he won't be returning to tonight's game. They'll likely provide an update on his status after the game.
Feb 8 - 9:14 PM

Joel Edmundson earned a pair of helpers in a 3-2 overtime win versus Buffalo on Sunday.

Edmundson assisted on the first two goals of the game for the Blues. He also had four shots, two hits and two blocks in 25:49 of ice time. Edmundson has 12 points in 31 matches this season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 02:28:00 PM

Joel Edmundson potted his fifth goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Arizona.

Edmundson opened the scoring in the match. He already has more goals in 2017-18 through 17 games than he had in his previous two seasons (136 games) combined.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Joel Edmundson found the back of the net and registered an assist in a 4-1 win against Columbus on Saturday.

Edmundson now has three goals and four points in 12 contests this season. The 24-year-old defenseman is in his third NHL season and he's seen his role grow from the 17:46 minutes per game he averaged in 2016-17 to close to 20 minutes in 2017-18. We still don't see him as a significant offensive threat, but he should be able to surpass last season's total of 15 points by a decent amount.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 06:09:00 AM

Joel Edmundson is expected to take on a larger role with the Blues in 2017-18.

Edmundson has formed a solid shutdown pairing with Colton Parayko and the duo was impressive in the playoffs. "I feel like I've been around long enough," said the 23-year-old blueliner. "I can definitely lead the way to the younger guys. ... Having a full year of experience, going through the playoffs last year, the confidence (this year) was there. I think that's what's going to be good for our group going into next year." His offensive success in the postseason may give him confidence to get involved in the play more often during the regular season. Still, he probably won't have much in the way of fantasy value next year.
Tue, May 30, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brayden Schenn
2Oskar Sundqvist
3Kyle Brodziak
4Ivan Barbashev
5Patrik Berglund
LW1Jaden Schwartz
2Vladimir Sobotka
3Robby Fabbri
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Alexander Steen
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Tage Thompson
5Chris Thorburn
6Nikita Soshnikov
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Colton Parayko
3Joel Edmundson
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Robert Bortuzzo
6Vince Dunn
7Jay Bouwmeester
8Jordan Schmaltz
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton