Alexander Edler
D VAN
2 weeks ago

Edler (lower body) will suit up for Thursday's game against Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

Edler has faced an extended absence due to the injury, missing each of the last 12 games. However, with Chris Tanev (upper body) being ruled out for the next three contests, Edler has been pushed into game action. Formerly a dynamo on the blue line -- including an 11-goal, 49-point season in 2011-12 -- Edler doesn't bring nearly as much offensive production now that he's entered his 30s, but still averages top-pairing minutes and receives consistent time on the man advantage.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
2 weeks ago

Edler (lower body) is skating with his teammates as he continues his injury rehab.

EDGE Analysis

When Edler went on injured reserve October 16 he was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The fact he is skating is a good sign, but there is still a bit of a ways to go for Edler.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
1 month ago

Edler (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

EDGE Analysis

With Edler set to miss 4-to-6 weeks, it should come as no surprise to find him on IR. The Canucks will likely use the extra roster spot for a replacement for Loui Eriksson (knee) -- who is expected to miss approximately 10 days. Newly acquired Derrick Pouliot figures to slot into the third pairing while the veteran Edler is sidelined.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
1 month ago

Edler (lower body) will miss the next 4-to-6 weeks with a sprained MCL.

EDGE Analysis

This is a significant blow to Vancouver, as Edler is a top-pairing defenseman who averaged 3:03 of power-play ice time in his first three games, including the Thursday's match against Winnipeg when he was limited to 6:10 due to the ailment. As a reinforcement option, look for Derrick Pouliot to be pressed into the lineup, perhaps as soon as Saturday's home tilt versus the Flames.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
1 month ago

Edler (lower body) has been ruled out of the remainder of Thursday's game against the Jets, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of Edler's ailment remains unknown, but if he's unable to go Saturday, Derrick Pouliot will likely slot into Vancouver's lineup against the Flames. The Canucks' should release an update on Edler's status ahead of puck drop Saturday evening.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
2 months ago

Edler was quarterbacking the team's second power-play unit at practice on Wednesday, according to Sportsnet 650's Joey Kenward.

EDGE Analysis

Edler and Chris Tanev are expected to form the team's top defensive pairing this season, but Edler is also expected to see regular power-play time. The 31-year-old was held pointless during three preseason games and has managed just 41 points over his last two injury-riddled seasons. Vancouver's youth movement could help Edler produce better numbers, but it could also lead to decreased ice time for the veteran. The Swede still has plenty of gas left in the tank, so if he can stay healthy, Edler will have the right tools in place to turn in a bounce-back campaign.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
6 months ago

Edler will not be actively shopped by the Cancuks as the team looks to rebuild, theScore reports.

EDGE Analysis

GM Jim Benning reportedly wants to retain the likes of Edler and Chris Tanev to avoid putting too much pressure on the younger players that should emerge in the coming years. Edler has been in the league for a decade, with the Swede tacking on at least 20 points in each season save for his abbreviated rookie campaign. However, the Canucks have been rather suspect defensively, and it's culminated in a cumulative minus-28 rating over the past two years. The Red Wings -- for one -- could really use the ice hog as a top-pairing power-play defenseman, but Benning apparently has other ideas. Expect a low fantasy ceiling so long as Edler remains in Vancouver.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
7 months ago

Edler scored a goal on four shots in 23:19 of ice time during a 3-2 loss to the Oilers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

His score brought the Canucks within a goal with 40 seconds remaining, but Vancouver couldn't find the equalizer in the final moments. Edler is killing owners with a minus-19 rating this season, but he has recorded more shots and points than last season. He owns six goals, 21 points, and 138 shots in 67 games.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
8 months ago

Edler recorded an assist and registered five shots on net during Thursday's loss to St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

While Edler is clearly the No. 1 defenseman for the Canucks, it hasn't translated to consistent fantasy production. The 31-year-old defenseman has just 19 points through 59 games and sports a minus-15 rating. He's helped in the shots (113) and blocked shots (123) columns, but without stronger offensive production, the peripheral numbers aren't enough to move the needle in most settings.

Alexander Edler
D VAN
9 months ago

Edler scored from center ice in Saturday's win over Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

It was a long blast that dipped and fooled Brian Elliott, but it all counts the same. Edler had a productive fantasy night, also dishing out five hits and picking up two PIM. He only has three goals on the season, but Edler has been productive of late, racking up two goals and six points in his last seven games. He's not a great fantasy fantasy option in most leagues, but Edler is hot and plays on the power play, so he could be worth looking at in deeper formats while the Canucks remain in the playoff picture.