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Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, knocks Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) to the ice, and gets called for a five-minue charging penalty, during the second period in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, knocks Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) to the ice, and gets called for a five-minue charging penalty, during the second period in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Canucks' Edler suspended two games for running Coyotes' goaltender Add to ...

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler has been suspended two games without pay for charging Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.

The incident occurred at 18:17 of the second period of Vancouver’s 2-1 win. Edler was assessed a five-minute major for charging on the play.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Edler will forfeit $35,135.14.

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