Canucks' Edler Suspended From World Championship: Alexander Edler has been suspended for the remainder of the IIHF World Championships for his knee-to-knee hit on Eric Staal, the Vancouver Province reports. (Updated 5/18/13)
Suspension - (Updated - 5/18/13)
Sweden will have to play without Alexander Edler in Saturday's semifinal match against Finland and the following medal game. (Updated 5/18/13).
05/08/2013 01:55 Marleau's OT goal completes Sharks' sweep of Canucks
Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
After flashing breakout potential each of the previous three seasons, Alexander Edler finally came into his own in 2011-12. He finished as the sixth highest scoring defenseman in the NHL, totaling 49 points (11 G, 38 A) in 82 games. His even plus-minus rating was disappointing and highlights his need to be better on the defensive side of the puck, but that was offset by his 17 power-play points. Edler will once again be locked in to the Canucks top defensive pairing, and hell be among the team leaders in overall ice time and power-play ice time, giving him plenty of opportunities to match or eclipse last years breakout. (Updated 8/14/12)