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74 Alexei Emelin D
Height/Weight: 6-2/219 | Birthdate: 4/25/1986 | Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia, USSR | Team: Montreal Canadiens | College: None | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 13/6 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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4/20/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Registers Assist In Game 3

News: Alexei Emelin recorded an assist in Sunday's Game 3 victory over the Senators.
Analysis: It's the only point of the series thus far for Alexei Emelin, who has provided most of his value to the Habs as a hitter and shot blocker. Because he can't be relied upon for consistent offense, Emelin won't make for an intriguing fantasy blue line option in daily formats during the postseason.

3/18/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Scores And Hits

News: Alexei Emelin scored his third goal of the season and had four hits in Tuesday night's win over the Panthers. He also blocked two shots in 18:46.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin was playing his first back-to-back set since returning from a shoulder injury. His physical style will be needed once the postseason rolls around.

3/17/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Returns

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) returned to the active lineup Monday, skating 19:12 with three hits in a 4-2 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin had been out of the lineup since suffering a shoulder injury in mid-February. As he acclimates to game conditions, Emelin should be a good source of hits. Even with the time missed, Emelin remains the team leader in hits with 160 in 56 games played.

3/16/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Set To Return

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) is slated to play Monday against the Lightning.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin, who checks back into action with 13 points and 53 PIM in 55 games to date, is thus slated to officially come off IR in advance of Monday's contest.

3/13/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Won't Play Saturday

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) will not play Saturday against the Islanders, Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 690 reports.
Analysis: The Canadiens are still expecting Alexei Emelin back at some point during their three-game road trip, but he'll be a spectator for the first contest. Emelin's next chance to play will come Monday in Tampa Bay, but he'll have to show some notable improvement with his condition in order for coach Michel Therrien to consider using him.

3/12/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Should Play On Trip

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) will not play Thursday, but should be activated at some point during Montreal's three-game road trip beginning Saturday against the Islanders, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin has been cleared to play, but remains on injured reserve. After Saturday's game, the Canadiens have games Monday (at Tampa Bay) and Tuesday (at Florida).

3/10/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Still Out

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) has been ruled out for the Habs' next two games, Tuesday against the Lightning and Thursday against the Sens, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Per the report, the earliest that Alexei Emelin might return would be for Saturday's game against the Islanders.

3/10/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Still Sidelined

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) won't play Tuesday against the Lightning, TSN Radio 690's Jessica Rusnak reports.
Analysis: That said, the report notes that Alexei Emelin is close to returning to action and is thus day-to-day in advance of Thursday's game against the Sens.

3/6/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Dons Full-Contact Jersey

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) took full contact at Friday's practice, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin had been limited to skating on his own earlier in the week, so his return to practice demonstrates that he's taken a step forward in the recovery process. It seems unlikely that the Canadiens would sign off on his return to the lineup Saturday against the Coyotes, but with a couple more days to practice, Emelin could be ready to go for Tuesday's tilt with the Lightning.

3/2/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Skates Monday

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) skated with the Canadiens on Monday morning, John Lu of TSN reports.
Analysis: It's likely just for conditioning purposes, as the Canadiens suggested a day earlier that Alexei Emelin is about two weeks away from a return to action. He could soon be cleared to begin taking contact during practices, which would offer more optimism about a forthcoming return.

3/1/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin (Shoulder) At Least Two Weeks Away

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) has joined the team on their road trip and could return in two weeks if the rehab continues to progress smoothly, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin has been out of the lineup since mid-February, but appears to be on track for a return in the next couple weeks. The blueliner carries a plus-10 rating and 13 points with him through 55 games this season, with a return slated near the end of the regular season.

2/28/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Making Progress

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) will travel with the Canadiens during their four-game road trip beginning Monday in San Jose.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin was able to practice with the team on three occasions this week, signaling that he's almost fully recovered from his injury. He'll likely continue to skate with the team during the road trip, but until he slots in on a regular pairing during one of those sessions, an activation from IR won't be imminent.

2/23/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Canadiens Place Emelin On IR

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve by the Canadiens over the weekend.
Analysis: With Alexei Emelin not scheduled to return until some point in March, the Canadiens' decision to move the defenseman to IR will open up a roster spot.

2/23/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Canadiens' Emelin (Shoulder) Out Until March

News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) will resume skating this week and will then undergo more testing. His return is slated for some point in March, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin was originally ruled out for a minimum of a week, but now it appears a week if far less than he will miss. His shoulder issue forced him out of a game against the Senators, Feb. 18, and his March return means he will miss a minimum of about two weeks, though it may be longer.

2/19/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin (Upper Body) Out At Least One Week

News: Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Thursday that Alexei Emelin (upper body) will be out for at least one week before being reevaluated, LNH.com's Arpon Basu reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin suffered the injury during Wednesday's game against Ottawa, and could be bound for injured reserve. Fellow defenseman Sergei Gonchar (upper body) is also expected to miss another week, leaving the Canadiens thin along the blue line. Greg Pateryn and Jarred Tinordi have been recalled from AHL Hamilton over the last couple of days to restore some depth at the position.

2/18/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Canadiens' Emelin Will Not Return Wednesday

News: Alexei Emelin (upper body) will not return to Wednesday's contest against the Senators, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin took an awkward fall into the boards in the first minute of the game and headed into the locker room. There's no word on how much time he'll miss moving forward. Montreal takes the ice next on Thursday against Florida.

2/18/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Canadiens' Emelin Injures Shoulder Against Ottowa

News: Alexei Emelin appeared to injure his shoulder on a hit into the boards and has gone to the locker room, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin's injury occurred just 20 seconds into the game. There's no word yet on his status for the rest of the game.

1/28/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Scores, Gets 15 PIM In Win

News: Alexei Emelin scored a goal and tallied 15 PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin kicked off the night's scoring with a ricocheted shot off the Stars' Cody Eakin that bounced in the net. The blueliner was later ejected in the second period after boarding Jason Spezza, but the PIM he provided were at least of some value to those in specialty formats. It's penalty minutes, hits, and blocks that Emelin typically brings his greatest utility, as his 12 points in 44 games isn't noteworthy scoring production.

1/4/2015

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Notches First

News: Alexei Emelin tallied his first goal of the season and finished with a plus-3 rating in Saturday's win over the Penguins. He also supplied five hits and blocked four shots.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin accomplished all that while skating 17:07, about four minutes below his season average. The drop in ice time has been the norm of late for the defenseman, who has been dropped from the second pairing to the third in recent contests. Perhaps Saturday's performance could prompt coach Michel Therrien to revisit his lineup arrangements in the near future, but for now, it looks like Nathan Beaulieu will continue to partner up with Sergei Gonchar.

12/29/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin On Third D-Unit

News: Alexei Emelin has been dropped to the third defensive pairing, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Analysis: The Canadiens elevated Nathan Beaulieu to the second pairing to skate alongside Sergei Gonchar, which means Alexei Emelin had to go somewhere. He's now skating with Tom Gilbert on the third pairing, but figures to still be a top hitter on the roster.

11/23/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Picks Up Hitting Pace

News: Alexei Emelin had six hits in Saturday night's win over the Bruins. The Russian defenseman has 12 hits over the past two games.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin, who leads the Canadiens with 61 hits, has doled out 28 over the last six games. He's ramped up the pace of his checking after totaling just 33 in the first 14 games played.

10/17/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Notches Two Assists In Return

News: Alexei Emelin dished out two assists in Thursday's victory over the Bruins.
Analysis: After missing the previous two games with an upper-body ailment, Alexei Emelin looked to be at full health Thursday night, turning in one of his more active performances of the season, In addition to the two helpers, Emelin finished with two shots on goal, two penalty minutes, four hits and three blocked shots over his 21:26 of action.

10/16/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Canadiens' Emelin To Play Thursday

News: Alexei Emelin (lower body) will play in Thursday's game against the Bruins, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin missed the Canadiens' last two games, but he will return to action Thursday night. Emelin, who tallied two assists in two games earlier this season, figures to reclaim his spot alongside P.K. Subban as part of the Canadiens' top defensive pairing.

10/15/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Practices Wednesday

News: Alexei Emelin (lower body) was a participant in practice Wednesday, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin joined P.K. Subban on the team's top pairing during drills, suggesting he could be on track to return for the Canadiens' game Thursday against the Bruins. Look for coach Michel Therrien to shed more light on Emelin's status after Thursday's morning skate.

10/13/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin To Miss Second Straight Game

News: Montreal's head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Alexei Emelin (upper body) will miss Monday's game against Tampa Bay, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: He's now missed two games to the ailment. Alexei Emelin had two assists in his first two games, but will have to be replaced in the lineup by Jarred Tinordi until he gets healthy.