Edler (foot) will undergo more tests but is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a foot injury, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Edler's timeline is up in the air, but the Canucks are concerned about him missing a couple of weeks with this injury. In 52 games this season, Edler has six goals and 20 points with a minus-8 rating and 46 penalty minutes. His loss, along with Brandon Sutter's, leads to a hole on the team's top powerplay unit.
Edler earned an assist but skated to a minus-3 in Saturday's 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh. Edler actually has points in back-to-back games and has now reached the 20-point plateau for the ninth time in his 10-year NHL career. He's not going to come anywhere close to the 49 points he put up in 2011-12, but the veteran blueliner is good for at least 30 and could push for 40 if he and the Canucks can get hot down the stretch.
Edler (illness) will rejoin the lineup Wednesday against the Hurricanes. Edler took part in an optional skate Wednesday morning, making it a likely scenario that he would rejoin the lineup following an illness that held him out of practice Tuesday. That's indeed the case, and the blueliner seems likely to slot back in alongside Chris Tanev.
Edler didn't practice Tuesday due to an illness. Edler's absence at practice Tuesday leaves his status for Wednesday's game against the Hurricanes in doubt. It'd be a big loss for the Canucks if he's ultimately unable to go against Carolina, as Edler has played well this season, notching 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 39 games. Expect an update on the 29-year-old blueliner's status following Wednesday's morning skate.
Edler picked up a goal and an assist on six shots Wednesday against the Rangers. Edler saw a team-high 25:05 of ice time, and made his presence felt for every second of it. The 29-year-old defensemen has responded well to being entrusted with a significant offensive role in Vancouver this season, as he is on pace to break the 40-point mark for the third time in his career.
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