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Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Rifles third goal
Edmundson scored a goal on four shots to go along with three hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Senators.
Edmundson stepped into a perfect feed from Jake Evans and drilled the puck past Anton Forsberg. It was the third goal in 21 games since the defenseman came off injured reserve March 12.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Scores first of season
Edmundson had a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers. He added seven hits and three blocked shots.
Edmundson started the play in the Montreal end then finished it with the goal. Nick Suzuki circled the Florida goal and found Edmundson sneaking into the slot for the defensman's first goal and second point since making his season debut two weeks ago. His best work comes when Montreal is on defense, so goals from Edmundson are rare. He scored three in 55 games last season for the Canadiens.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Garners first point of season
Edmundson had an assist, one hit and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-1 win over Ottawa.
Edmundson poked the puck out of Montreal's end to Cole Caufield, who did the rest and upped the Canadiens' lead to 3-1. It was the first point of the season for Edmundson, who returned from a back injury a week ago. He's played in four of the five games since his return, sitting only for the second of a back-to-back set.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Will not play Sunday
Edmundson will not play Sunday as he is being eased back into action, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Edmundson made his season debut Saturday, logging six hits, two shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-1 rating in 16:38 of ice time. The Canadiens don't want to rush him back into a full-time role just yet, so he'll sit out the second half of a back-to-back as they visit the Flyers. Considering he had 13 points in 55 games last season, Edmundson's absence is only likely to be of consequence in deeper fantasy formats. He should be available again Tuesday versus the Coyotes. The Canadiens will have to call up a defenseman for Sunday's game after Kale Clague (upper body) went on injured reserve Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Making season debut
Edmundson (back) will be activated off injured reserve and make his season debut Saturday against Seattle, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Edmundson is expected to slot into a bottom-pairing role for Saturday's contest. The 28-year-old rearguard tallied 13 points through 55 games with the Canadiens last season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Wearing non-contact jersey
Edmundson (back) wore a non-contact jersey during Monday's practice.
It was reported in late February that Edmundson was wearing a regular practice jersey, so it's possible that he's facing a setback in his recovery. The 28-year-old has yet to appear in a game this season and his return timeline doesn't appear to be very concrete right now.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Sheds non-contact jersey
Edmundson (back) participated in Monday's practice wearing a regular, full-contact jersey, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Edmundson has yet to make an NHL appearance this season. Monday marks his first practice in a regular sweater in 2021-22. The 28-year old averaged 21:00 of ice time and recorded 19 points over 77 games, including playoffs, last season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Participates in first practice
Edmundson (back) practiced in a non-contact sweater with teammates Friday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
The practice session was the first of the season for Edmundson, who is scheduled to travel with the team to Ottawa but won't play in Saturday's game against the Senators. It's unclear if Edmundson will continue on with the team, which has another four road games in Western Canada beyond Saturday's affair in Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Remains out indefinitely
Edmundson (back) is making progress in his recovery but remains sidelined indefinitely, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Edmundson has yet to get onto the ice for the Habs this season and seems no closer to making his season debut at this point. Even once cleared to play, the 28-year-old defenseman shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value considering he has reached the 20-point threshold just once in his six-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Placed in COVID-19 protocols
Edmundson (back) was designated for the league's COVID-19 protocols Monday.
Edmundson was still recovering from a back injury that has sidelined him all season, so it's not clear if his placement in the protocols will affect his timeline to return to action. Even once fully fit, the defenseman figures to be a relative non-factor in fantasy contests considering he has reached the 20-point threshold just once in his six-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Still weeks away from return
Edmundson's back injury will force him to miss at least a few more weeks but won't require surgery, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
It's a huge blow for Edmundson, who appeared to be nearing a return to action but has clearly suffered a significant setback. The blueliner has yet to get into the lineup for the Habs this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Practices with Petry
Edmundson (undisclosed) paired up with Jeff Petry during Thursday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
This is the first time Edmundson paired up with Petry in practice, yet another sign he's close to returning. That duo was a consistent pairing last season. Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme was not confident that Edmundson could play Friday in Buffalo but added the defenseman is close. For what it's worth, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette characterized Ducharme as optimistic that the injured defenseman would return this weekend. If not Friday, then Edmundson could make his season debut Saturday in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Joining road trip
Edmundson (undisclosed) will travel with the team for its upcoming three-game road trip but isn't expected to play.
Edmundson's inclusion on the road trip is certainly a step in the right direction after he was able to take part in his first full practice with the Canadiens on Monday, per John Lu of TSN.ca. Even so, Edmundson will have to wait at least three more games before getting the chance to make his 2021-22 season debut. Even once cleared to play, the 28-year-old blueliner shouldn't be expected to reach the 20-point threshold, limiting his fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Will skate Saturday
Edmundson (undisclosed) will join the team for Saturday's game-day skate but is not expected to play.
The news effectively rules Edmundson out for at least two more games, though it could certainly be longer. Even once cleared to play, the defenseman won't offer much more than mid-range fantasy value given his limited offensive upside. With the amount of time he has missed already, the Manitoba native may be hard-pressed to get over the 20-point threshold considering he has reached that mark just once in his six-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Will practice soon
Edmundson (undisclosed) will likely begin practicing with the team later this week, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
An undisclosed injury and an early-November setback have prevented Edmundson from taking the ice thus far in 2021. The 28-year-old, who averaged 20:03 TOI/G last season, figures to require ample practice time and should return in at least a week or two.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Out an additional 10-14 days
Edmundsson (undisclosed) is expected to be unavailable another 10-14 days after suffering a setback in his recovery, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
With Jeff Petry (undisclosed) picking up an injury, the Habs could certainly use some veteran reinforcements on the blue line but it won't be coming from Edmundson anytime soon. The Manitoba native has reached the 20-point threshold just once in his six-year NHL career, so his continued absence is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Back in Montreal
Edmundson (undisclosed) has finished attending to a personal matter but isn't expected to join the Canadiens on their upcoming road trip, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Edmundson was battling an injury when he left the team, so now he'll need some time to get back up to speed. He'll likely do some on-ice workouts on his own in Montreal. The 28-year-old could return once the Canadiens are back home, giving him an earliest possible return date of Nov. 2 versus the Red Wings.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Attending to personal matter
Edmundson is currently away from the team to deal with a family matter, according to coach Dominque Ducharme, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Edmundson was previously reported to be dealing with an undisclosed injury that was expected to sideline him for 2-3 weeks but now should be considered out indefinitely. In his stead, David Savard should continue to fill a third-pairing spot.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Facing lengthy absence
Edmundson will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with an undisclosed injury, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Given the expected length of Edmundson's absence, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 28-year-old blueliner start the season on injured reserve. Once healthy, Edmundson, who picked up 13 points and 98 hits in 55 games last campaign, should slot into a top-four role for the Canadiens.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Yet to resume practicing
Edmundson (undisclosed) remains out despite initial indications he would return to practice by Wednesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
At this point, it seems unlikely Edmunson will feature in the club's upcoming preseason clashes with Ottawa on Friday and Saturday, though he's still classified as day-to-day. Even when healthy, the 28-year-old blueliner's limited offensive upside makes him a mid-range fantasy option at best.... See More ... See Less
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