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Emelin (lower-body) will be back in the Habs' lineup on Thursday.

Emelin missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but will replace Nathan Beaulieu in the lineup tonight vs. the Bruins. Emelin will be paired with PK Subban and on the point of second power-play unit. He has two assists and a plus-2 rating in the first two games of the season.

Source: Renaud Lavoie 10/16/14, 7:23 am EST

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Emelin (knee) will make his season debut tonight.

Emelin is a big, physical defenseman who will replace another big, physical D-man in Douglas Murray. He scored three goals and added nine assists (12 points) in 38 games last season. Emelin is the Habs leading hitter but is not a realistic fantasy consideration.

Source: John Bartlett 11/16/13, 11:58 am EST

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Emelin (knee) has been cleared to play and will likely suit up this weekend.

Emelin has not appeared in a game this season but was stlll inked to a four-year contract extension in October. He is an important part of the Canadiens blueline, but is not a useful fantasy asset.

Source: Arpon Basu 11/11/13, 8:26 am EST

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The Canadiens have signed Alexei Emelin to a 4-year $16.4 million contract extension.

The 27-year-old Emelin, is a big, physical defenseman who has been a key part of the Habs blueline when healthy. He is not fantasy relevant having posted just 19 points in 105 career NHL games. Emelin participated in his first practice without a no-contact jersey this morning. He is nearing a return from a torn ligament in his knee.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 10/31/13, 8:19 am EST

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Emelin (knee) is skating hard with the Habs therapists and strength coach.

Emelin was a big part of the Canadiens defense last season, so his return to the lineup would provide a big boost. He had 12 points in 38 games in 2012-13. Montreal is expecting to get Emelin back in late November.

Source: Dave Stubbs 10/29/13, 6:14 am EST

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#Habs announce Emelin is out for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.

This is a tough break for the Habs. Emelin is their most physical defenseman and plays close to 20 minutes a night. The newly acquired Davis Drewiske will likely see an increase in minutes with Emelin out.

Source: John Lu 04/8/13, 8:02 am EST

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#canadiens Alexei Emelin est sur la glace avec une visière (cage) complète. On the ice at morning skate.

Emelin was spotted wearing a full cage this morning which indicates he could play tonight. The rookie took a puck off his face during yesterday's practice. He has an assist through 29 games.

Source: Renaud P Lavoie 01/7/12, 7:32 am EST

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