Alex Edler suspended for knee on knee hit on Zach Hyman

NHL Player Safety comes down hard on Edler for an ugly hit.


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 two game suspension from 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.