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Canucks’ Edler (lower body) to be reevaluated, out indefinitely

Dec 5, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

An update, of sorts, from Vancouver on the health of defenseman Alex Edler:

Edler was injured during Tuesday’s 3-1 win in Nashville. At the time, the 27-year-old rearguard was listed as day-to-day, and it still remains unclear 1) exactly what the ailment is, and 2) what his projected timetable for return is.

With Edler gone, the Canucks will insert little-used Andrew Alberts into the lineup tonight vs Phoenix. The 32-year-old veteran hasn’t played since playing just 1:49 in a 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey on Oct. 24.


  1. btlpper68 - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Popped eardrum from getting ripped by torts on saturday

  2. ikillchicken - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Do we really have to endure a game of Alberts being Alberts before they bite the bullet and call up Corrado?

  3. canucks30 - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Alberts is no longer an NHL calibre D Man

  4. blomfeld - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    “the Canucks will insert little-used Andrew Alberts into the lineup tonight vs Phoenix” …


    This is a serious set back for the Canucks, no two ways about. However what really struck me while listening to Canuckle Nation on TEAM 1040 yesterday, were all their fans suddenly going on about Edler being a ‘disappointment’ and not ‘living up to expectations’ etc? Like seriously, what kind of fan base turns on their own the ‘minute’ they go down with injury? The same thing happened to Willie Mitchell a few years back … same with Sami Salo, Taylor Pyatt, Ed Jovanovski, Matthias Ohlund, Cody Hodgson, Christan Ehroff and so on. I will never understand people who claim to like you one minute, yet proceed to drop you like a rock as soon as you’re weakened by adversity? Very sad … 😦

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