Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Canucks Officially Shut Edler Down
It was probably the news that a lot of Canucks fans were expecting, once they placed Alexander Edler on the Long Term Injured Reserve over the weekend, that the lower-body injury that the veteran defenseman had suffered would end his year. Indeed, on Wednesday, with the announcement that the team signed a young Russian prospect to play in the last few weeks of the year, that Edler did suffer a broken leg and his recovery won't bring him back in the regular season.
With the Canucks not expected to be in the playoffs this year, this would also end his year as a whole.
Edler was hurt back on February 9th in Colorado and after 52 games this season, he finished with 6 goals and 20 points. During play on Wednesday night, Edler was unofficially ranked 334th overall in pool scoring.
This comes as back-to-back season-ending injury announcements for Dale B., a very rough day, as we start to wind down the regular season. It wasn't all season-ending injuries for Dale this year, as his team got off to a great start, held a money spot in eight of the first 10 weeks, but after that, everything started to collapse around mid-season and the fall brought him down to the middle of the pack, where he's been since Week Fourteen. An unlucky year, to say the least.
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