Alexander Edler D VAN 1 week ago

Edler tallied the game-winning goal on the power play and fired five shots on goal Sunday against the Coyotes.

Edler's been heating up of late, picking up four points in his last four games and recording 13 shots on goal in his last two outings. While's he's been inconsistent this season, the 28-year-old has recorded 21 points and a plus-12 rating in 64 games. He may be hard-pressed to hit the 30-point mark this season, but with five power-play goals and 155 shots on goal, he's a solid all-around fantasy defenseman.

Alexander Edler D VAN 2 weeks ago

Edler recorded a goal and an assist Tuesday in a win over the Flyers, snapping a nine-game pointless skid.

Nice to see Edler back on the scoresheet, picking up as many points Tuesday as he had in the prior 18 games combined, but he simply hasn't provided much fantasy utility this year. While he has at least reversed course on last season's league-worst minus-39 rating, his scoring rate has gotten even worse -- 19 points in 61 games -- and his shooting rate has dropped precipitously.

Alexander Edler D VAN 4 weeks ago

Edler (upper body) is no longer listed on the Canucks' injured reserve list and is on track to play Thursday against the Coyotes, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 reports.

Edler resumed practicing fully earlier this week and was a full participant in morning skate without any issues. He'll slot in on a defensive pair with Yannick Weber, while also assuming on spot on the Canucks' top power-play unit. Frank Corrado will exit the lineup to make room for Edler, who will make his first appearance since Feb. 14.

Alexander Edler D VAN 1 month ago

Edler (upper body) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Edler's involvement with his teammates could suggest that a return is on the horizon. While it appears unlikely that he would be activated from IR in advance of Tuesday's tilt with the Sharks, if Edler is able to practice the next two days, he could be ready to play Thursday in Arizona.

Alexander Edler D VAN 1 month ago

Edler (upper body) resumed skating back in Vancouver on Wednesday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 AM reports.

The news offers some indication that Edler is making progress, but he still shouldn't be considered close to a return until he starts taking full-contact practice with the rest of the team. The Canucks are still listing him as week-to-week.

Alexander Edler D VAN 1 month ago

Edler (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.Edler is being listed as week-to-week and had already been ruled out for the Canucks' five-game road trip that begins Thursday in New York. By placing Edler on IR, the team was able to open up a roster spot for an extra defenseman in Bobby Sanguinetti, who was recalled from AHL Utica on Thursday.

Alexander Edler D VAN 1 month ago

Edler (upper body) is considered week-to-week, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.The distinction hints that Edler is unlikely to play in Thursday's game against the Rangers, after he missed Monday's win over the Wild. Meanwhile, fellow defenseman Chris Tanev (undisclosed) is merely considered day-to-day.

Alexander Edler D VAN 1 month ago

Edler (upper body) won't play Monday against the Wild, the Province reports.Consider Edler day-to-day as Thursday's game against the Rangers approaches. In Edler's absence Monday, look for Yannick Weber to join the Canucks' blue line mix after being a scratch the last three games.

Alexander Edler D VAN 1 month ago

Edler (upper body) was not present for Monday's morning skate, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.Edler, who suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's game against the Flames, thus remains in the day-to-day category in advance of Monday's game against the Wild.

Alexander Edler D VAN 1 month ago

Edler suffered an upper-body injury in the second period of Saturday's game against the Flames and will not return, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.This is certainly a troubling scenario for a Vancouver defensive unit that is already down a top-four member in Kevin Bieksa (broken hand). Edler should be viewed as day-to-day until the team provides a clearer update on his injury situation.