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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%: 16/5 | Average Draft Position: 202.29
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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.

10/11/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin To Sit Saturday

News: Alexei Emelin will miss Saturday's game due to a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Alexei Emelin injured himself during Thursday's game against the Capitals, with the team labeling the rearguard as day-to-day for the time being. Emelin, who has two assists through two games, will be replaced Saturday by Jarrod Tinordi.

10/8/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Canadiens' Emelin Assists Twice

News: Alexei Emelin had two assists in Wednesday night's 4-3 win over Toronto. He added three blocked shots and three hits in 21:50 of plus-2 hockey.
Analysis: For a brief spell during the game, Alexei Emelin was Montreal's leading scorer after assisting on the team's first two goals. He and his new partner on defense, P.K. Subban, are a bit out of synch at this stage but there's time for that to develop.

5/29/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs Emelin (Undisclosed) Not On Ice For Warmups

News: Alexei Emelin (undisclosed) is not on the ice for warmups in advance of Thursday's game against the Rangers, The Gazette reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin remains a game-time call as he continues to deal with what's believed to be a knee injury. The fact that he's not on the ice isn't exactly a positive indication, but the team is yet to officially rule him out. Check back prior to game-time for a more definitive update.

5/29/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Officially A Game-Time Decision

News: Coach Michel Therrien is calling Alexei Emelin (undisclosed) a game-time decision in advance of Thursday's Game 6, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.
Analysis: Though Alexei Emelin didn't participate in morning skate, he was seen riding a stationary bike near the locker room during the session. The Habs will wait and see if Emelin can make enough progress prior to the pregame skate before deciding if he'll be available for Game 6.

5/29/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Likely Out For Game 6

News: Alexei Emelin (undisclosed) wasn't on the ice for morning skate and it appears as though he'll be out for Thursday's Game 6 vs. the Rangers, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.
Analysis: Alexei Emelin missed Game 5 after suffering what coach Michel Therrien termed a "body injury" in the preceding game. It appears he's not yet fully recovered from the ailment, so look for Nathan Beaulieu to once again take his spot in the lineup.

5/27/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Has 'Body Injury'

News: Alexei Emelin was indeed injured in Game 4, but the team would only say that it was a "body injury," TSN's John Lu reports.
Analysis: Obviously, the Habs are being pretty secretive here, and the nature and seriousness of the injury remain unclear. With Montreal winning Game 5, consider Alexei Emelin questionable for Game 6 after he was sidelined for Tuesday's contest.

5/27/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Dealing With Injury

News: The Canadiens announced Alexei Emelin was held out of Game 5 due to an undisclosed injury, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: As anticipated, Alexei Emelin's scratch from Game 5 wasn't merely a coach's decision, with the defensemen's injury likely stemming from Game 4. The Canadiens haven't clarified the nature of the injury, but it's almost certainly related to the blocked shot attempt that forced Emelin to miss a large chunk of the first period of the previous game.

5/27/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Out For Game 5

News: Alexei Emelin was not on the ice for pregame warmups and looks like he'll be unavailable for Tuesday's Game 5, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Though no news of an injury has been relayed by the Canadiens, Alexei Emelin did miss a large portion of the first period of Game 4 after blocking a shot. He could still be feeling a little sore as a result of the injury, which might explain his absence for Tuesday's elimination game. The Habs will try to get by with Nathan Beaulieu entering the lineup in place of Emelin.

4/16/2014

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Alexei Emelin

Habs' Emelin Collects Two Assists Wednesday

News: Alexei Emelin dished out two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 OT win over the Lightning.
Analysis: The blueliner finished the regular season with just three goals and 14 assists in 59 games, so it's unlikely that he'll be able to maintain his Game 1 scoring pace.