Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler was handed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for kneeing Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman on Sunday night.
#Canucks Alex Edler 5 minute major + game misconduct for this knee on #LeafsForever Zach Hyman🎥 @Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/do6cpONG7m— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) April 19, 2021
#Canucks Alex Edler 5 minute major + game misconduct for this knee on #LeafsForever Zach Hyman🎥 @Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/do6cpONG7m
The incident came at the end of a three-minute shift from Edler.
Hyman stayed down for a while and was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the game. He appeared to get hit in the right knee, which required surgery in 2019 to repair a torn ACL.
Maple Leafs forward William Nylander called the play "a pretty dirty hit," according to The Athletic's James Mirtle.
Captain John Tavares said postgame that Hyman was positive in the locker room afterward and very optimistic, per Postmedia's Terry Koshan.