Alex Edler received a three-recreation suspension for checking San Jose Sharks ahead Tomas Hertl inside the head in the course of a game.
The incident passed off with 14 seconds left in the second period of Vancouver’s 4-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday.
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Hertl became chasing the p.c. as it exited the Sharks’ quarter. The 19-12 months-antique turned into leaning forward, accomplishing for the % near the Canucks’ bench whilst Edler checked him, spinning Hertl round and sending his helmet into the air.
“Edler does not hit Hertl squarely,” said NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan in a video explaining the suspension. “He cuts across the front of Hertl, making the pinnacle the primary factor of touch.”