Canucks defenceman Alex Edler out ‘weeks’ with knee injury

San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane (9) skates with the puck while being watched by Vancouver Canucks' goalie Jacob Markstrom, left, and Alexander Edler (23). (Darryl Dyck/CP)

The Vancouver Canucks will be without defenceman Alex Edler for “weeks” according to head coach Travis Green.

Edler suffered a knee injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Oct. 24 and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on it, according to the Vancouver Province. Edler missed 12 games with a knee injury last season, although Green wasn’t sure if this new injury was on the same knee.

The 32-year-old, who has played his entire career with the Canucks, has no goals and five assists in 10 games this season.

Edler is in the final season of a six-year, $30 million contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. With his future as a Canuck unknown, Edler’s name had recently appeared in some trade rumours, but those will likely quiet down until he can return to full health.

The 13-year veteran isn’t the only Canucks defenceman currently out with an injury. Chris Tanev suffered a hip injury in the same game Edler was hurt in, and has been ruled out for Saturday’s matchup against the Penguins.


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