The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alexander Edler two games for kneeing Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman.
The collision happened 10 minutes into the second period of Vancouver’s 3-2 overtime win Sunday when Edler took out Hyman right in front of the Leafs bench.
The left-winger dropped hard to the ice and stayed down for several minutes before the play ended and a trainer came to his aid. Hyman went directly to the dressing room and did not return to the game.
Edler will forfeit $103,448 US under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association.
He will be eligible to return when Vancouver hosts Ottawa on Saturday.
The Canucks and Maple Leafs meet again Tuesday night in Vancouver.
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