Edler agreed to terms on a two-year, $12 million contract extension with Vancouver on Thursday.
While Edler will see a $1 million per year pay bump, he is trading it for limited term, which the team likely wanted considering he is 33 years of age. The blueliner topped the 30-point mark for the seventh time in his NHL career this season. The Swede should still be capable of hitting that threshold in 2019-20, giving him solid fantasy value.
Edler picked up two assists Saturday in a 3-2 shootout loss to St. Louis.
Edler is a pending unrestricted free agent who clearly likes Vancouver -- he refused to waive his no-trade clause at the deadline. His 36 points in 57 games is a 52-point pace, although he just can't stay healthy. Edler hasn't played a full season since the lockout and has only hit the 80-game mark twice. His veteran presence would help the Orcas and fantasy owners if gets the gift of good health.
Edler collected an assist, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
He also had two shots and two PIM in the contest. Edler has been productive with 32 points (10 goals, 22 helpers) in 54 appearances, as well as 159 blocks, 126 hits and 123 shots on goal this year. His heavy style of play generally forces him to miss time every year, but he's still a fine producer at 32 years old.
Edler scored his 10th goal of the season and blocked three shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Kings.
Edler also had two shots and two PIM, taking a minor penalty for interference in overtime that ultimately didn't cost the Canucks the game. The veteran blueliner is up to 31 points in 52 games this season, as well as 153 blocks and 117 shots in a productive but injury-shortened campaign.
Edler scored a goal on six shots and added six hits in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Ducks.
Edler reached the 30-point mark for the second straight season and seventh time overall. He also has 122 hits and 115 shots on goal, providing ample production across many categories despite being limited to 51 games so far.
Edler registered a power-play assist, four PIM, three hits, three blocked shots and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Flames.
Edler made a wide range of contributions sure to please his fantasy owners in the contest. For the season, Edler has 29 points in 49 games, adding 113 hits and 147 blocks. He has 14 points with the man advantage as well. Recently, Edler has bagged a goal and five assists in his last three appearances.
Edler registered three assists, two on the power play, in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Senators
Edler also went plus-3 and added two hits, two shots and two blocked shots. The 32-year-old defender has been money in March, with three goals and five helpers in his last nine games. He's also added 28 hits and 30 blocks in that span. For the season, he has 28 points in 48 games, a 0.58 points-per-game pace. It's Edler's best since he scored at a 0.6 points-per-game clip in 2011-12.
Edler scored a power-play goal and added a helper in overtime in a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Edler buried a pass from Bo Horvat to get the Canucks on the board in the second period, and then set up Horvat for the game-winner 16 seconds into overtime. Edler has 25 points in 47 games in a campaign shortened by injury. He also blocked three shots Monday, giving him 142 for the season, to go with 108 hits and 104 shots on goal. Edler's contributions across categories can make him valuable in many formats as a fourth or fifth fantasy defenseman.
Edler scored the overtime winner to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Wednesday.
It was Edler's sixth time finding the back of the net this season. He received a stretch pass in the game's extra frame and then beat Frederik Andersen for his first point since Jan. 18. The Swedish blueliner is up to 21 points in 41 appearances this season.
Edler played 21:57 in Sunday's loss to the Golden Knights, including 19:42 in even-strength play, Patrick Johnston of The Vancouver Province reports.
Edler's return from his concussion is important for the Canucks' defense, as they've heavily relied on youngsters Troy Stecher and Ben Hutton, especially with he and Chris Tanev out recently. At 20 points, he's going to fall short of last year's production after missing so much time. But he's still logging over 3:00 per game on the power play, providing some opportunities to add to the ledger.
Edler (face) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Edler was previously considered a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with Arizona, but his activation off IR all but confirms he'll make his return to the lineup against the Coyotes. The veteran blueliner, who's notched five goals and 20 points in 38 appearances this campaign, will likely return to a top-pairing role as well as a spot on the Canucks' first power-play unit.
Edler (face) might be a game-time decision versus the Coyotes on Thursday, Alan Robinson of NHL.com reports.
Considering the Canucks still need to activate Edler from injured reserve, we'd be surprised if he ends up returning for the upcoming contest, though stranger things have happened. Sunday's game against the Golden Knight seems like a more realistic target for Edler, but that's purely speculative and based on a lack of official reports detailing his recovery efforts.
Edler (face) traveled with his team to Colorado, but the defenseman will not play against the Avalanche on Wednesday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
The cross-category fantasy contributor will miss his 11th consecutive game, but we can safely deduce that Edler wouldn't have gone on the trip if the team thought he'd have no chance of drawing into the ensuing contests against the Coyotes and Golden Knights, respectively. In the meantime, look for rookies Ashton Sautner and/or Guillaume Brisebois to serve as temporary fill-in options at left defense.
Edler (face) is out Monday against the Ducks and may also miss the Canucks' upcoming three-game road trip.
It's been something of a lost season for Edler, as he's now suffered two long-term injuries that have limited him to 38 games this season. Right now, it sounds unlikely that the Swede will make the trip, which would make next Wednesday against the Maple Leafs the next time we will likely see him in action.
It was rumored Friday that talk of a contract extension has progressed between Edler (face) and Vancouver, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Edler currently resides on injured reserve and hasn't played since Feb. 4. The Swede had been fairly hit-or-miss before his absence, earning only one point in 10 games leading up to his injury. Before that stretch, however, it seemed that Edler was on pace for his first 40-point season since 2011-12. The rumor of a contract extension erases any thought of a possible trade, obviously. Edler should continue serving as a veteran presence to help mentor the youthful defensemen of Vancouver. In addition, Vancouver currently sits just two points out of a playoff spot, and the Canucks may not want to give the veteran to a possible contender.
Edler (concussion) is still not ready to return to game action, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Edler remains on injured reserve. The defenseman suffered a concussion back on Feb. 4 and has not played since. This news likely means that Edler won't play in any of Vancouver's upcoming three games, but best keep a close eye on his status over the next few days.
Edler is battling a concussion and will be sidelined for a minimum of a week, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.
While he's avoided any facial fractures after falling face-first on to the ice, Edler has been placed on injured reserve due to concussion concerns. His first step toward returning to game action would be a return to skating in a solo capacity before rejoining the team at practice.
The Canucks placed Edler (face) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
The CT scan and X-ray Edler underwent Tuesday did not reveal any facial fractures, but he's still in a great deal of pain, and will miss the Canucks' next four games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. Guillaume Brisebois will round out Vancouver's depth at defense until Edler is ready to return.
Edler (face) is undergoing tests at the hospital and will not travel to Washington on Tuesday, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.
Edler will get a CT scan and X-ray following the nasty fall he took Monday in Philadelphia. The Canucks will go to Chicago on Thursday after Tuesday's game in Washington.
Edler (undisclosed) was taken off the ice on a stretcher in Monday's game against the Flyers, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Edler got his stick stuck in Jakub Voracek's skate and went flying face-first to the ice. Obviously, he won't return Monday and hopefully the injury isn't too serious. An update on his health should be available after the game, but he likely won't suit up Tuesday in Washington.
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