Canucks defenceman Alexander Edler out at least a month with broken finger
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VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks announced Monday that defenceman Alexander Edler will undergo surgery for a broken finger.
The 30-year-old was injured on Saturday night after blocking a shot in the first period of his club's 3-2 shootout victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Edler's absence for the next four to six weeks means the Canucks will be missing their top defence pairing for a while. Christopher Tanev has already sat out the last 12 games with a lower-body injury.
Vancouver (9-11-2), which won two of three on its most recent road trip, opens a three-game homestand on Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild (11-7-3).