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May 17, 2021 02:44 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Mixed bag Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler notched an assist, four blocked shots, two shots on net and two PIM in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Flames.

Edler helped out on the game-tying goal by Brock Boeser at 17:58 of the third period. That and his solid-as-always defense would have made for a decent game. Edler unfortunately deflected an Elias Lindholm pass into his own net in overtime for the decisive goal. The 35-year-old blueliner has just eight assists to go with 118 blocked shots, 80 hits, 99 shots on net and 56 PIM through 51 contests.

May 5, 2021 12:17 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Slings helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler recorded an assist, five blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.

Edler snapped a 16-game point drought with the assist -- he hadn't gotten on the scoresheet since March 6. The Swede's offense has completely fallen off a cliff in 2020-21. He has just seven helpers to go with 83 shots on net, 54 PIM, 99 blocked shots and 73 hits through 44 games.

April 24, 2021 01:52 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Returning from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler has completed his two-game suspension and will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Senators, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

Edler is expected to pair up with Nate Schmidt. The 35-year-old blueliner has recorded six points, 81 blocked shots and 64 hits across 37 games this season while averaging 20:44 of ice time.

April 19, 2021 04:44 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Suspended two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler has been suspended two games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his knee-on-knee hit on Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman.

The transgression got Edler ejected from Sunday's game, and he'll also miss Monday's rematch with Toronto and Thursday's clash against the Senators as a result. The veteran blueliner will likely return to the lineup as soon as he's eligible to do so, which will be Saturday against Ottawa.

April 19, 2021 09:48 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Set for hearing with league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for kneeing Zach Hyman on Sunday.

Edler will almost certainly be hit with a suspension for Sunday's incident which saw him handed a five-minute major and game misconduct. Considering the blueliner is still looking for his first goal of the NHL season, the majority of fantasy players are unlikely to notice his absence, though it could mean increased ice time for Quinn Hughes and Travis Hamonic.

April 15, 2021 05:48 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Removed from protocols list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler was activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Thursday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.

The Canucks games against Edmonton on Friday and Toronto on Saturday have both been postponed, but Vancouver could be in action as soon as Sunday. Edler's picked up six helpers through 36 games this season.

April 2, 2021 06:16 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Surfaces on protocol list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Edler is one of seven Canucks players in the protocol right now. The Swedish defenseman has six assists, 78 blocked shots and 63 hits in 36 contests this year. He'll need to clear the protocol before he can return.

March 5, 2021 02:00 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Snaps slump with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler registered an assist, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Edler set up Bo Horvat's third-period tally. The assist ended a 14-game point drought for Edler. The month-long cold spell has led to poor seasonal numbers for the Swede, who has five helpers in 26 outings. His non-scoring metrics are better -- Edler has 47 hits, 48 blocked shots, 44 shots on goal and 28 PIM.

March 4, 2021 12:12 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Having rough season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler has just four points through 25 games this season.

Edler hasn't found the scoresheet in his past 14 appearances. He provides some value in other categories with 26 PIM, 45 hits and 46 blocks. After three consecutive seasons of 30 or more points, the 34-year-old is on pace to have a career low in offensive production.

February 2, 2021 12:36 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Slides helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler posted an assist in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Canadiens.

Edler earned the secondary helper on Jay Beagle's third-period tally. It's been a somewhat quiet start to 2020-21 for Edler, who has four assists, 19 shots on goal, 16 hits and 17 blocked shots in 11 appearances. The Swede continues to play well on the ice, but at 34 years old, his scoring touch is likely on the decline.

January 31, 2021 01:48 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Posts assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler notched an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Jets.

Edler set up Brock Boeser for the opening tally only 29 seconds after the initial puck drop. Offense hasn't been Edler's focus in 2020-21, as he has only three assists through 10 appearances this season. The Swede has contributed a plus-3 rating, 18 shots on goal, 15 hits and 16 blocked shots -- there's value to be had in deeper formats that reward Edler's strong physical game.

January 26, 2021 02:24 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Fills stat sheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler posted an assist, four hits, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Monday's 7-1 win over the Senators.

Edler had the lone helper on the first of Brandon Sutter's three goals in the contest. Beyond that, Edler had a solid all-around game through his physical play. The Swede has two assists, 15 shots on goal, 15 hits and 10 blocks through seven outings. He's topped 30 points in each of the last three seasons despite missing time to injuries each year. However, he entered Monday with 18:27 per game this season compared to 22:37 last year, and he's no longer featured on either power-play unit, so he may be in line for a quieter campaign.

January 23, 2021 06:40 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Ready for Saturday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler (upper body) will play in Saturday's game against the Canadiens, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

Edler's absence lasted just one game, as he'll return to the lineup for a third straight matchup against the Habs. Through five games this year, the 34-year-old has posted an assist, nine shots on net, seven hits and four blocked shots.

January 22, 2021 03:48 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Trending in wrong direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler (upper body) is trending toward not playing in Saturday's game versus the Canadiens, Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040 reports.

Edler exited Wednesday's contest with the injury and didn't suit up Thursday. With Edler out, Olli Juolevi entered the lineup in a top-four role on the blue line. Juolevi will likely reprise that role if Edler is ruled out ahead of Saturday's game.

January 21, 2021 09:16 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Sitting out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler (upper body) isn't on the ice for warmups, indicating he won't play in Thursday's game against Montreal, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

Edler suffered the injury in Wednesday's game, and his timetable for a return remains unclear. Along with Edler, Travis Hamonic (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, so the defensive core will be down two players. Look for Brogan Rafferty, Jalen Chatfield and Olli Juolevi to all enter the lineup for Thursday's game.

January 21, 2021 12:04 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Exits early Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler suffered an upper-body injury and won't return to Wednesday's game against the Canadiens.

Edler logged just 6:47 of ice time before departing. The 34-year-old handles a significant role on the Canucks' blue line, playing more than 20 minutes on a consistent basis. The Canucks may not provide an update Wednesday, so his status is uncertain for Thursday's rematch against the Canadiens.

January 17, 2021 06:04 PM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Practices Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler (leg) joined the Canucks at practice Sunday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

Edler's leg was cut by a skate in Saturday's contest against Calgary but it appears he avoided any major damage. Barring a setback, he should be good to go for Monday's rematch with the Flames.

January 17, 2021 01:12 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Cut by skate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler (leg) was cut on a skate in the third period of Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Flames. After the game, head coach Travis Green didn't know how serious the injury was, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

Adding insult to literal injury, Edler was called for an interference minor on a neutral-zone collision with Matthew Tkachuk. Edler was hurt when Tkachuk's skate came up as he fell, catching Edler in the left leg below the knee. The 34-year-old defenseman is a critical part of the Canucks' blue line -- missing him for any amount of time would be bad for the team. An update on his status should surface prior to Monday's rematch with the Flames.

January 15, 2021 01:00 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Notches assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler produced an assist, three blocked shots and three shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.

Edler was a factor in all aspects of the game, although he also looked tired at times after skating 25:32 in Wednesday's season opener. The helper was his first point of the year to go with four hits and three blocks. The 34-year-old usually provides a well-rounded stat line -- he had 33 points, 162 blocked shots and 108 hits in 59 outings last year.

August 31, 2020 03:04 AM
Canucks' Alexander Edler: Bags helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edler recorded an assist, four shots on goal, six blocked shots and three hits in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Vegas in Game 4.

Edler made a mark on all parts of the game, although it wasn't enough to save the Canucks from falling in a 3-1 series deficit. The Swede has seven assists, 55 blocked shots, 36 shots on net and 29 hits through 14 playoff contests.

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05/15@ EDMW 4-1000+326:41
05/13@ CGYL 1-4000-120:15
05/11@ WPGL 0-5000-220:42
05/10@ WPGW 3-1000+120:43
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