Canucks' Edler leaves game with injury

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(TSX / STATS) -- VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canucks defenseman Alex Edler left Vancouver's game against Winnipeg Jets late in the first period Thursday because of a lower-body injury.

The team announced that Edler would not return to the game.

Edler appeared to hurt himself while delivering a body check to Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele.

Edler has one assist this season and is averaging 24:17 in ice time.

Updated October 12, 2017