Alexander Edler D VAN 7 Months

Vancouver president of hockey operations Trevor Linden said that the Canucks aren't planning to ask Alexander Edler to waive his no-trade clause.

"He's got all the tools to be a dominant No. 1 defenseman," Linden said. "He'd be the first to admit he didn't have a good year, and part of our job is to recapture the Alex Edler that we all know he can be. He has the skill-set that every team wants and we just have to get him back where he should be." He posted a mere seven goals, 22 points and an abysmal minus-39 rating in 63 games this past season.

Alexander Edler D VAN 7 Months

Alexander Edler is no stranger to trade rumors.

He still has five years remaining on a six-year, $30 million contract and is coming off a very disappointing season. Edler registered seven goals, 22 points and a career-low minus-39 rating in 63 games. According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Red Wings are very interested in acquiring Edler.

Alexander Edler D VAN 9 Months

Alexander Edler was a minus-two on Saturday and is now a minus-38 on the season.

Edler is tied for the worst mark in the league with Steve Ott of the Blues who spent most of the season with Buffalo. Edler has a chance to move either way as the Canucks take on Calgary on Sunday in the final game of the season.

Alexander Edler D VAN 9 Months

Alexander was minus-two on Saturday and is now at minus-32 for the season.

Edler is now tied for the second worst plus/minus in the NHL with Alex Ovechkin, just one ahead of Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers. Edler is having a dreadful fantasy season with his plus/minus but his lack of scoring as he has only six goals and 19 points in 57 games, gives him negative value in traditional pools.

Alexander Edler D VAN 9 Months

Alexander Edler scored a power-play goal in Vancouver's 2-0 victory on Wednesday.

Edler is now on a three-game point streak. He has six goals and 19 points in 53 games this season.

Alexander Edler D VAN 11 Months

Just a reminder, Alexander Edler still has to serve a two-game suspension to start the Olympic Games.

He is scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Czech Republic as a result. Edler received the ban from the International Ice Hockey Federation Disciplinary Committee for a knee-on-knee hit on Canada's Eric Staal during the 2013 World Championship.

Alexander Edler D VAN 11 Months

Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler will attract interest in trade talks this season, TSN's Pierre LeBrun suggests.

"It's time to retool and reset in Vancouver after all these years of contending," LeBrun says. "It's all about youth and other than the Sedin twins, I think all bets are off for almost any other player on that roster. Alexander Edler on defense will get a lot of interest probably after the Olympics. Interesting times ahead, in my opinion, in Vancouver."

Alexander Edler D VAN 12 Months

Alexander Edler will return from his knee injury on Monday night against Los Angeles.

He has been absent from Vancouver's last 16 games and his return should help bolster the team's back end. "I think some defensemen have played a lot of minutes with the injuries we have had there and it's mounted," coach John Tortorella said. "Eds will give us some minutes and we have to be a harder team to play against in the offensive zone, in their blue, forechecking and having the puck more." Edler will be looking to get back on track from a disappointing start to the year. He had nine points and a minus-12 rating in 27 games prior to getting injured.

Alexander Edler D VAN 12 Months

Alexander Edler (knee) could return to the Vancouver lineup on Monday.

Edler participated in a full practice on Sunday and could be back in the Canucks lineup for the first time since December 3. He is not having a good season with nine points and a minus-12 rating in 27 games but if he is on, he will be a big boost for the Canucks.

Alexander Edler D VAN 12 Months

Alexander Edler might be close to returning from his knee injury.

He participated in Thursday's practice with the main group and not the walking wounded, so that's a positive sign. There hasn't been much news with regard to his status. Edler hasn't played since Dec. 3.