Alex Edler called by NHL Player Safety after kneeing Zach Hyman

An ugly hit from last night's action. Suspendable?


In case you missed it last night, Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler was assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct penalty for an extremely dangerous knee on knee hit on Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman.

Here's the hit in question:

Ugly hit, clearly not intentional from Edler but ugly nonetheless. As a result Edler has earned himself a hearing with NHL Player Safety.

The veteran defenceman is not a dirty player and clearly just missed his first run at Hyman, but... you can't stick a leg out like that. Ever. There's no need to hang a leg in any situation. Here's hoping that Hyman doesn't suffer any lasting damage from such a dirty hit.