NEW YORK (AP) – The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler for two games for kneeing Toronto forward Zach Hyman.
Edler also will forfeit $103,448 under the terms of the league’s collective bargaining agreement and will be eligible to return on Saturday.
The collision happened in the second period of Vancouver’s 3-2 overtime win Sunday when Edler took out Hyman in front of the Leaf’s bench.
The left-winger dropped hard to the ice and stayed down for several minutes before play was halted, and a trainer came to his aid. Hyman went directly to the locker room and did not return.
The Canucks were playing their first game since March 24 after being sidelined by a COVID-19 outbreak.