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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
18-3-0 36
13-5-5 31
11-5-4 26
12-7-1 25
10-8-3 23
11-9-1 23
9-12-0 18
8-12-1 17

2022 Stats

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Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 1 2 -5 20:05 2

Top Joel Edmundson News

  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Pots first goal

    Edmundson scored a goal on two shots and blocked three shots over 21:38 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over Chicago.

    Edmundson collected a clearing attempt in the neutral zone, worked a give-and-go with Sean Monahan and redirected a pass behind Arvid Soderblom for the first goal of the game. It was the first marker for Edmundson, who is known more for traditional defensive statistics like hits and blocks. The 29-year-old Manitoban has two points, 20 shots, 13 hits, 39 blocked shots and two PIM over 11 games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Records first point

    Edmundson had an assist, five shots on net, one hit and eight blocked shots over 22:29 of ice time in Saturday's 6-4 loss to Vegas.

    Edmundson played his second game of the season after missing the first few weeks with a lower-body injury. He's not considered an offensive-minded blueliner, so the team-high tying five shots were surprising. The gaudy block total's also out of the norm. Edmundson has 12 blocked shots in two games in 2022-23 but a career average of only 1.52 per game.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Makes season debut Thursday

    Edmundson (lower body) logged 21:07 of ice time in Montreal's 3-2 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Thursday.

    Edmundson was playing in his first game of 2022-23. He had a hit and four blocks in his season debut. He's not a major offensive contributor, but he can be a source of blocks, hits and PIM in fantasy leagues when he's healthy. He had three goals, six points, 35 PIM, 45 blocks and 61 hits in 24 contests last season.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Game-time decision Thursday

    Edmundson (lower body) will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Jets, John Lu of TSN reports. Per the NHL media site, Edmundson has been activated off injured reserve.

    Edmundson has yet to play this season and only played 24 games last season, scoring three times while adding three assists.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Returns Thursday

    Edmundson (lower body) will return to action Thursday versus Winnipeg, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Edmundson will make his season debut in his home province of Manitoba in front of family and friends. He had three goals and three assists in 24 games last season for the Canadiens.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Traveling with team

    Edmundson (lower body) will join the Canadiens on their upcoming four-game road trip, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports Tuesday.

    Edmundson has been practicing with his teammates, albeit in a non-contract sweater, so this is far from a guarantee he'll suit up any time soon. Still, the fact that the blueliner is progressing in his recovery bodes well for a return to action.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Wearing non-contact jersey Saturday

    Edmundson (lower body) is practicing in a non-contact jersey Saturday, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

    Edmundson has yet to play this season as he has been out of action since the start of training camp. While this is an encouraging step in his recovery, Edmundson has had trouble staying healthy over the last two seasons, playing only 24 games in 2021-22.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Remains without timeline

    Edmundson (lower body) is still without a clear recovery timeline after general manager Kent Hughes told reporters, "We're encouraged by his progress," per Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca.

    Edmunson was ruled out indefinitely during the preseason due to his lower-body issue, and it appears his status hasn't significantly changed. Even once cleared to play, the 29-year-old defender is unlikely to offer significant fantasy value given his lack of offensive upside.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Sidelined indefinitely

    Edmundson is considered out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, TSN 690's Jon Still reports.

    Edmundson only picked up six points through 24 games last season, so there's no reason for fantasy managers to track his status. Another update on the 29-year-old defender should surface once he's cleared to practice.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Brandon, MB
Age: 29
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left