Found July 29, 2013 on
The 2014 Winter Olympics are months away, but Sweden is already down a man. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler will miss the first two games of the Sochi Games after being suspended by the International Ice Hockey Federation, according to News 1130. The suspension is a carryover from the 2012 World Hockey Championship when Edler was suspended two games for a knee-on-knee hit on Carolina Hurricanes forward Eric Staal in the quarterfinals. Edler served his suspension and sat out for the remainder of the tournament, but the IIHF didn’t think two games was an adequate punishment and tacked on two more that will keep Edler out of the first two games in Sochi. Edler met with IIHF officials over the weekend and his agent, Mark Stowe, tells News 1130 that the official ruling could be made Monday. The suspension allows the defenseman to return for Sweden’s final preliminary round game and be available to play in the playoff rounds. Filed under: Anna Fogel, Headlines, Olympics

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Derek Joslin, a depth defenseman who was apart of the Vancouver Canucks organization last season, has signed with AIK in Sweden. Joslin was drafted in the 5th round, 149th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks from the Ottawa 67′s of the Ontario Hockey League. As a member of the 67′s, Joslin led the team in scoring among defencemen in the 2005–06 season, [...]
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