Edler left Tuesday's preseason game and will not return after being hit in the face by a puck in the first period.
Barring any concussion issues, Edler is likely being held out for precautionary reasons. He is coming off of the worst season of his career, so I am sure he wanted to start the year off on a better note, but expect him to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Edler (knee) appears set to return to the Canucks lineup tonight.
Edler has been progressing toward his return recently and the assignment of Frank Corrado to the AHL suggests that Edler will return after a 16 game absence. Edler struggled in his first 27 games this season, he recorded just nine points (3G / 6A) and a minus-12 rating.
Edler will miss his 16th straight game with a knee injury that he suffered on December 3. He has been skating consistently with the Canucks and is nearing a return, but it won't be tonight. There is a good chance he is back for the Canucks' next game on Monday in Los Angeles.
Edler (knee) is taking part in the Canucks full practice today.
Edler has missed five weeks with a knee injury, but appears close to returning to the lineup. The Canucks are off tonight, but are back in action tomorrow. Edler definitely seems like a possibility for Friday's game. Monitor his status during tomorrow's morning skate.
Edler (knee) took part in the Canucks game-day skate.
Edler has been out since December 3, but his presence at the morning skate suggests that he could return this evening. However it seems very unlikely that he will play tonight, Edler appears to be getting close to returning to the blueline. He has had a bad year posting three goals and six assists with a minus-12 rating in 27 games.
Edler will miss his 11th consecutive game today after suffering a knee injury on December 3. Edler has had a disappointing season recording just nine points (3G / 6A) with a minus-12 rating in 27 games. He likely won't return for at least another 10 days.
Edler was injured in Tuesday's win over the Predators and will not play Friday. Andrew Alberts will suit up with Edler on the shelf. He has struggled this season posting just three goals and six assists with a minus-12 rating in 27 games.
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Friday for an incident against the San Jose Sharks Thursday night.
At approximately 19:46 of the second period, Edler collied with Sharks forward Tomas Hertl near the Vancouver bench, resulting in Hertl losing his helmet. There was no penalty called on the play and Hertl skated a regular shift in the third period.
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alexander Edler has been suspended two games for charging into Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.
The play happened during Thursday's 2-1 Vancouver victory over the Coyotes.Edler was assessed a five-minute major after running into Smith behind the net late in the second period. Smith was injured on the play and finished the period but wasn't back in net for the third. He was replaced by Jason Labarbera. Edler will miss games on Saturday at Los Angeles and Sunday at Colorado. He is eligible to return on Tuesday when the Canucks host the Columbus Blue Jackets.