Alexander Edler D VAN 4 days ago

Edler collected a pair of assists in Sunday's preseason finale win over the Oilers.

Alexander Edler D VAN 5 months ago

Edler handed out an assist on Nick Bonino's second-period goal in Thursday's Game 5 win over the Flames.

The Canucks have largely been bereft of offensively production from their blue line this season, but Edler has done his part to alter that narrative over the last month-plus. Dating back to March 17, Edler has posted three goals and 14 assists over 19 games. That's elite production for a defenseman, and until he cools over an extended period of time, Edler should be held in high regard by those in playoff pools.

Alexander Edler D VAN 6 months ago

Edler (undisclosed) is on the ice for pregame warmups, and he is expected to play in Sunday's Game 3 against the Flames, TSN's Farhan Lalji reports.

The same goes for Kevin Bieksa (undislocsed), after both defensemen missed morning skate. Barring a setback during warmups, Edler and Bieksa will play.

Alexander Edler D VAN 6 months ago

Edler (undisclosed) did not participate in Sunday's pre-game skate, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

The same applies to fellow blueliner Kevin Bieksa, with the report suggesting that the duo will likely play Sunday against the Flames. Confirmation of that outcome -- either way -- is thus slated to arrive during warmups in advance of Game 3.

Alexander Edler D VAN 6 months ago

Edler potted the overtime-winning goal and added two assists Saturday against Edmonton.

Edler is on fire and enters the playoffs having recorded back-to-back three-point games. He finishes the regular season on a four-game point streak, giving him eight goals and 31 points in 74 games on the season. Considering that he's on fire right now and has historically been a decent playoff performer, Edler wouldn't be a bad pick in a playoff pool, especially if you're counting on the Canucks getting past the Flames.

Alexander Edler D VAN 6 months ago

Edler picked up a hat trick of assists -- two of them on power plays -- Thursday in a win over Arizona, marking his third straight game on the scoresheet.

He's dishing out helpers with alacrity as the season winds down, and hey, another multi-point game in the season finale Saturday would push him to the 30-point mark for the first time since 2011-12.

Alexander Edler D VAN 6 months ago

Edler picked up an assist in his second straight game Monday against the Kings.

Edler's goal and point totals are quite similar to a season ago, but he's made his most significant jump in the plus/minus department. After going a horrid minus-39 in 2013-14, Edler is up to plus-10 this season, mostly as a byproduct of playing on a far more competitive squad.

Alexander Edler D VAN 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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.