Friday, December 11, 2009

Edler Out Week-to-Week

On Tuesday night against the Predators, Alex Edler was hit hard by Shea Weber, knocking the young defenseman out of the game. Edler did not return to the ice and was not in the line-up for the Canucks, diagnosed as out week-to-week with an upper-body injury, which speculated to be a shoulder injury, which could keep him out for about two weeks.

In 30 games this season, Edler has a pair of goals and 17 assists, leading all Canucks defensemen in scoring this season. That could all change though in a couple weeks, as Christian Ehrhoff is right on his tail in that department. Edler's 19 points ranks him 10th in pool scoring among all defensemen, currently tied with Zdeno Chara of the Bruins.

ImplicationsEdler is the number one defenseman for Wayne in the Draft pool, helping him rocket up the standings this year, as he now sits in 4th place in the standings going into Friday's action. Wayne's defense team ranks 8th in the pool in scoring and a couple weeks without Edler could drop him in those ranks awfully quickly.

On the Sheet, Edler was the favourite pick of Box 30 in the pool, as he was taken 28 times among the teams in the pool and it should also come as no surprise that his 19 points is far and away the best point total in that box, holding a 10-point lead on Ladislav Smid of the Oilers.

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