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CANUCKS DEFENSEMAN ALEX EDLER EJECTED FROM GAME FOR NASTY HIT ON LEAFS WINGER ZACH HYMAN

APR 18, 2021  (20H38)      MIKE ARMENTI
An ugly development in Vancouver as Canucks defenseman Alex Edler was issued a 5-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for getting the leg out and initiating a dangerous knee-on-knee hit on Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman.

Hyman appeared badly hurt on the play as he lay on the ice grasping at his right knee as the play went on in front of him. He will not return to Sunday's game.


Edler had been frustrating after being dog-tired and stuck on the ice for a near 3-minute shift, while the Leafs had the Canucks hemmed in in their own zone in the second period.

It will be interesting to see what the NHL's Department of Player Safety feels about the play, especially in the event that Hyman's injury is significant.

Nasty, nasty play..

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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
52283967
MITCH MARNER
54204767
PATRICK KANE
+2
55155166
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
50402565
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
ALEX DEBRINCAT
+2
51312354
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 9, 2021 G A PTS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
1 2 3
MATTHEW TKACHUK
1 2 3
ALEX DEBRINCAT
2 - 2
MARK GIORDANO
1 1 2
BRANDON HAGEL
1 1 2
PATRICK KANE
- 2 2
MIKAEL BACKLUND
1 - 1
DILLON DUBE
1 - 1
MACKENZIE ENTWISTLE
1 - 1
DENIS GURIANOV
1 - 1
  COMPLETE RESULTS