Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/12/12

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Byron Bitz #61 of the Boston Bruins skates against against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won the game 4-3 after a shootout. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks fourth-liner Byron Bitz was whistled for a boarding major and a game misconduct for his second-period hit on Kyle Clifford of the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Clifford eventually exited the contest with an upper body injury for the Kings, who stunned the top-seeded Canucks with a 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

There was no immediate word on if the NHL will impose additional discipline for Bitz, who was called up from Chicago of the American Hockey League.

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