His status for Friday is unclear.
Edler had gone seven straight games without a point but it makes sense that he finally got back on the board with the lowly Blue Jackets in town. Columbus is the type of opponent you should always make your your fantasy skaters get to play against.
The hit came late in the second period of Vancouver's 4-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday night. Edler popped Hertl's helmet off as the 19-year-old was reaching for the puck. There was no penalty called on the play. Edler was suspended for charging in March and is considered a repeat offender. He'll forfeit $182,926 in salary, which goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The International Ice Hockey Federation says its disciplinary panel judged Edler's hit on Canada captain Eric Staal was ``reckless, dangerous and in disregard to the vulnerability of his opponent.'' Edler knocked Staal out of the quarterfinals with knee-on-knee hit in Stockholm in May. He received a major penalty and game misconduct. Edler, who plays for the Vancouver Canucks, was banned from the rest of the tournament as Sweden went on to become world champion.
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