Video: Staal in agony after Edler knee at Worlds

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Ugly scene late in the first period of the Canada-Sweden quarterfinal at the World Hockey Championships — Sweden/Canucks defenseman Alex Edler went knee-on-knee with Canada/Hurricanes captain Eric Staal:

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Edler was given a five-minute kneeing major and game misconduct for the hit.

As shown on the video, Staal was visibly in pain and had to be helped off the ice.

Some reactions, via Twitter:

Unsurprisingly, Staal did not return to the game for the second period.

Carolina GM Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News & Observer that Staal has been taken for an MRI.