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Canucks' Edler faces hearing for charge vs. Coyotes

Friday, 03.22.2013 / 7:53 AM / News

NHL.com

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler faces a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Friday evening.

The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: Charging/Goalie Interference. The incident occurred at the 18:17 mark of the second period during a game Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.

Edler was assessed a five-minute major for charging after running into Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith behind the Coyotes net.

Vancouver won the game, 2-1.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory