Alexander Edler D VAN 4 Months

Edler picked up a goal and an assist, to go with a plus-2 rating in 21:11 of ice time in Thursday's preseason win over Edmonton.

Edler looked very good on Thursday, showing reminiscence of the 49-point player he was in 2011-2012. With some new offensive firepower up front in Radim Vrbata, Nick Bonino, and Linden Vey, there is a very good chance Edler rebounds in 2014-2015 after two seasons of declining production. Edler could very well be the steal of your fantasy draft.

Alexander Edler D VAN 4 Months

Edler is fine after taking a puck to the face in Tuesday's preseason win over San Jose. He chipped a tooth and should be skating Friday, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports.

Edler, who left Tuesday's game and didn't return, will miss Thursday's preseason tilt with the Flames. He should slot back into the lineup in the next few days.

Alexander Edler D VAN 4 Months

Edler left Tuesday's preseason game against the Sharks after taking a puck to the face. He did not return, TSN 1040 reports.

It's unknown the severity of Edler's injury, but he will be evaluated Wednesday. The 28-year-old blueliner logged just 2:02 of ice time on Tuesday before being forced to leave the game with an "upper-body injury". After posting a league-worst minus-39 rating last season, Edler will be looking for a big bounce back campaign in 2014-2015.

Alexander Edler D VAN 8 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 8 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 12 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."