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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-16-3 77
33-17-5 71
30-20-7 67
28-23-4 60
23-18-14 60
25-21-8 58
24-21-8 56
18-27-10 46

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
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Points
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
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Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 4 -4 16:09 19

Top Joel Edmundson News

  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Returns from injury

    Edmundson had one hit over 15:50 of ice time in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Blues.

    Edmundson (upper body) returned to his usual spot alongside Ethan Bear on the second pairing. The 30-year-old Edmundson played the fewest minutes amongst Washington's defensemen but was able to block two shots against the Blues.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Ready to go Saturday

    Edmundson (upper body) will return Saturday against St. Louis, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Edmundson will rejoin the Caps' lineup after missing Thursday's contest. The 30-year-old blueliner has a goal and three points through 27 games this season. Trevor van Riemsdyk will likely return to the press box due to Edmundson's return.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Out Thursday

    Edmundson (undisclosed) will miss Thursday's contest against St. Louis, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Edmundson was regarded as a game-time decision but ultimately didn't join the Capitals for the pregame warmups. He has a goal, three points, 23 hits and 32 blocks in 27 outings in 2023-24. With Edmundson unavailable, Trevor van Riemsdyk is likely to draw into the lineup Thursday.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Questionable for Thursday

    Edmundson (undisclosed) is uncertain to play Thursday against the Blues, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Edmundson took the morning skate, but he is considered a game-time call against his former team. Trevor van Riemsdyk seems likely to return to the lineup regardless, but Alexander Alexeyev would also draw in if the 30-year-old is unable to play.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Dishes helper Saturday

    Edmundson tallied an assist while logging 10:58 of ice time during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

    Edmundson's helper on T.J. Oshie's game-winning goal snapped a nine-game scoring drought. The 30-year-old Edmundson has been getting regular ice time since his recovery from a hand injury sustained during the preseason, but with just two points and a minus-4 rating in 24 appearances, he isn't much of a fantasy asset.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Dishes helper Sunday

    Edmundson recorded an assist and a plus-3 rating during Sunday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.

    The assist marks the first point for Edmundson -- who missed the first 14 games of the season recovering from a broken hand -- in 11 games with the Capitals. The 30-year-old plays a simple, steady game on the back end, but he is not enough of an offensive contributor to garner much fantasy consideration.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Making Capitals debut Saturday

    As expected, Edmundson (hand) will play Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.

    Edmundson was taken off long-term injured reserve earlier in the day to make his Washington debut. He missed the first 14 games of the 2023-24 campaign after suffering a broken hand during the preseason. The 30-year-old will be a valuable physical presence for the Capitals, but his lack of offensive upside confines his fantasy appeal to deeper leagues that credit hits and blocked shots.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Removed from LTIR

    Edmundson (hand) was activated from long-term injured reserve Saturday, per Sammi Silber of The Hockey News.

    In a corresponding move, Dylan McIlrath has been returned to AHL Hershey. It appears as though Edmundson will make his Washington debut against Columbus on Saturday after undergoing a procedure Sept. 26 to stabilize his fractured hand. He recorded 13 points, 149 blocked shots and 112 hits in 61 games with Montreal last season.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Takes practice Monday

    Edmundson (hand) was on the ice in a non-contact jersey during Monday's practice, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.

    Edmundson is inching closer to making his Capitals debut following a hand injury during preseason that required surgery. The rugged blueliner's debut would be a welcome sight for a Capitals team without the services of Trevor van Riemsdyk (lower body) and Martin Fehervary (lower body).

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Skating again

    Edmundson (hand) has resumed skating and could return to practice later this week according to Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Edmundson has been out since suffering the injury during a preseason practice in September, but he could be ready to ramp up his workload in the coming days. The 30-year-old's return can't come soon enough with Trevor van Riemsdyk (lower body) now sidelined.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Moves to LTIR

    Edmundson (hand) was moved to long-term injured reserve Monday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Edmundson, who underwent a procedure Sept. 26 to stabilize his fractured hand, was initially expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. His placement on LTIR won't impact that timetable, but it does ensure that he will be out until at least the six-week mark of it. He will be eligible to be activated as early as Nov. 8 against Florida.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Moves to IR

    Edmundson (hand) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

    Edmundson underwent a procedure Sept. 26 to stabilize his fractured hand. He was given a timetable of 4-6 weeks for his recovery, so he may have to wait until early November before he can make his Washington debut. He accumulated 13 points, 149 blocked shots and 112 hits in 61 games with Montreal last season.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Skates Saturday

    Edmundson (hand) skated prior to Saturday's optional practice, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Edmundson sported a non-contact jersey and remains a ways away from returning, but he is staying in shape as he progresses from the hand surgery he underwent in late September. The 30-year-old defender faces competition from the likes of Alexander Alexeyev --and possibly even training camp standout Hardy Haman-Aktell --for ice time which could further hinder Edmundson's already limited fantasy upside.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Out 4-6 weeks after surgery

    Edmundson (hand) had surgery Tuesday to stabilize a fractured hand and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

    Edmundson sustained the injury during an intrasquad scrimmage over the weekend. The 30-year-old was acquired from the Canadiens over the summer to provide a physical element to the Capitals' defense corps but will be forced to wait to make his debut. Alexander Alexeyev is likely to see a regular role alongside Trevor van Riemsdyk on the third pairing in the interim.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Being evaluated

    Edmundson won't take part in Tuesday's practice because of an upper-body injury, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Edmundson is scheduled to meet with Washington's medical staff Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury. The 30-year-old blueliner was injured in Sunday's scrimmage. Edmundson, who was acquired from the Canadiens in July, registered 13 points, 149 blocked shots and 112 hits in 61 appearances last season.

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  • Capitals' Joel Edmundson: Traded to Washington

    The Canadiens traded Edmundson to the Capitals on Saturday, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

    The 30-year-old Edmundson recorded two goals and 13 points while racking up 112 hits and 149 blocked shots in 61 games with Montreal last season. Primarily a defensive-minded blueliner, Edmundson should step into a top-four role in Washington.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Two points in win

    Edmundson tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Penguins.

    Edmundson extended Montreal's lead to 4-2 with just 11 seconds left in the first period, beating Tristan Jarry with a slapshot from the point. He'd add an assist on Anthony Richard's game-winning tally in the third. It's the first multi-point contest of the year for Edmundson, as he's up to nine points (two goals, seven assists) through 47 outings this season. While he won't contribute much offensively, Edmundson has provided some physicality to the Canadiens' blueline with 84 hits and 124 blocked shots.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Picks up helper

    Edmundson recorded an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights.

    The helper was Edmundson's first point in three games since he returned from an upper-body injury. It snapped a nine-game drought that predated the injury. The 29-year-old defenseman is unlikely to become a juggernaut on offense -- he's at seven points with 54 shots on net, 114 blocked shots, 71 hits, 41 PIM and a minus-22 rating through 42 contests overall in a top-four role.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Ready to rock

    Edmundson (upper body) is set to return to the lineup Thursday versus the Kings, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Edmundson should resume a defensive role in the Canadiens' top four after missing 11 games with the injury. It was unclear during warmups who would exit the lineup to facilitate Edmundson's return.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Game-time decision Thursday

    Edmundson (upper body) is considered a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against the Kings.

    Edmundson hasn't played since Jan. 26 because of the injury. He has a goal and six points in 39 contests this season. If Edmundson returns Thursday, then Montreal might dress 11 forwards and seven defensemen, according to Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Brandon, MB
Age: 30
Experience: 8
Shoots: Left