Alexander Edler suspended 2 games

Updated: March 22, 2013, 10:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander 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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