Edler recorded an assist and registered five shots on net during Thursday's loss to St. Louis. While Edler is clearly the No. 1 defenseman for the Canucks, it hasn't translated to consistent fantasy production. The 31-year-old has just 19 points through 59 games and sports a minus-15 rating. He's helped in the shots (113) and blocked shots (123) columns, but without stronger offensive production, the peripheral numbers aren't enough to move the needle in most settings.
Edler scored from center ice in Saturday's win over Calgary. It was a long blast that dipped and fooled Brian Elliott, but it all counts the same. Edler had a productive fantasy night, also dishing out five hits and picking up two PIM. He only has three goals on the season, but Edler has been productive of late, racking up two goals and six points in his last seven games. He's not a great fantasy fantasy option in most leagues, but Edler is hot and plays on the power play, so he could be worth looking at in deeper formats while the Canucks remain in the playoff picture.
Edler has managed just one assist in his last nine games. It's been a rough year offensively for Edler, who has just one goal and nine points in 38 games on the season. He continues to be relied on heavily by Vancouver, as exemplified by the 27:20 of ice time he logged in Saturday's loss to the Wild. He no longer quaterbacks the top power-play unit and is no longer the 40-point-getter he once was. The 30-year-old remains a decent blueliner, but his minus-10 rating and lack of offense makes him avoidable in fantasy. Edler could catch fire at some point, but the Canucks appear to be trending downwards and Edler's best years are behind him, so it's probably smart to look elsewhere.
Edler (finger) is active and will play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Kevin Woodley of USA Today reports. Edler missed the last 13 games after undergoing surgery for a fractured finger but is now set to return to the Canucks' back end. The 30-year-old blueliner was averaging 23:42 of ice time prior to going down but tallied just three points over 21 games during that span. Because he appears to no longer be producing the 30-plus point campaigns that he did earlier in his career, fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere when looking for defensive depth.
Edler (finger) joined the team for practice Tuesday, but remains without a set timeline to suit up. Edler was expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks originally, which means his return to action could still be a week or two away. Additionally, the defenseman remains on injured reserve meaning the Canucks would need to make a corresponding roster move in order to activate him. Vancouver should provide an update once the 30-year-old is cleared to return.
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