Glaciers hockey-Swedish defenseman banned for hit upon Canada' s Staal


Might 17 (Reuters) — Sweden is Alexander Edler was suspended for the rest of the particular snow hockey world competition upon Friday for any knee-on-knee strike that injured Canada captain Eric Staal .

Edler mixed along with Staal in the first amount of Thursday’s quarter-final in Stockholm, departing the Canadian forward on the snow in visible pain and clutching their right leg.

Staal, captain of the National Hockey League is ( NHL ) Carolina Hurricanes , was helped from the ice and also did not return to the overall game, which Sweden continued to win 3-2 in the shootout.

Edler, a defenseman with all the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks , was assessed a significant penalty and also game misconduct about the play.

The International Ice Hockey Federation’s independent disciplinary panel known as Edler’s actions “reckless, dangerous” and in disregard towards the vulnerability associated with his opponent.

A spokesman for your Hurricanes said Staal, that led their NHL team in scoring throughout the 2012-13 regular season, is actually scheduled to return to Raleigh, Nc, upon Friday and have an MRI on Monday.

Sweden will play Finland in the semi-final video game on Monday. (Reporting through Frank Pingue in Toronto; Extra reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, Nc; editing through Toby Davis)


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Might 17 (Reuters) — Sweden is Alexander Edler was suspended for the rest of the particular snow hockey world competition upon Friday for any knee-on-knee strike that injured Canada captain Eric Staal .

Edler mixed along with Staal in the first amount of Thursday’s quarter-final in Stockholm, departing the Canadian forward on the snow in visible pain and clutching their right leg.

Staal, captain of the National Hockey League is ( NHL ) Carolina Hurricanes , was helped from the snow and failed to return to the overall game, which Sweden continued to win 3-2 in the shootout.

Edler, a defenseman with all the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks , was assessed a significant penalty and also game misconduct about the play.

The International Ice Hockey Federation’s independent disciplinary panel known as Edler’s actions “reckless, dangerous” and in disregard towards the vulnerability associated with his opponent.

A spokesman for your Hurricanes said Staal, that led their NHL group in scoring throughout the 2012-13 regular season, is actually scheduled to return to Raleigh, Nc, upon Friday and have an MRI on Monday.

Sweden will play Finland in the semi-final video game on Monday. (Reporting through Frank Pingue in Toronto; Extra reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, Nc; editing through Toby Davis)