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Canucks defenseman Alex Edler suspended 2 games for charging Coyotes goalie Mike Smith

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex 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.