Watch: Alexander Edler suspended

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler was suspended for two games without pay for charging Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith during Thursday night's game, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Friday.

The incident occurred at 18:17 of the second period. Edler was assessed a five-minute major for charging (Rule 42).

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Edler will forfeit $35,135.14. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.