Alexander Edler attempted to throw a jarring hip check on opponent Ryan Reaves during Wednesday’s Blues – Canucks game. Edler, who is coming off a silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics, missed badly and went flying as Reaves basically just moved out of the way. Edler ended up with his end in the air and his head on the ice.
The “hit” also resulted in this picture. The various faces in the crowd haven’t quite process what has happened yet – especially the guy sitting right next to the glass who is looking at his phone in the middle of the game. Popeye though. Popeye looks like he grabbed Edler by the shirt collar and dragged him to the ground.
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