The International Ice Hockey Federation Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler for two additional games, relating to a knee-on-knee hit at the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
The decision means Edler, if he makes Sweden's Olympic team, will have to sit out the first two games. He was one of 13 defensemen invited to the country's Olympic orientation camp.
Edler, playing for Sweden at the Worlds, collided with Canada center Eric Staal in the first period of a quarterfinal game. Staal left the game and was diagnosed with a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.