Player consumes ESC keypress

The player default shortcut for USER_EXITED_FULL_SCREEN is ESC key.
But when I am not in full-screen, the player still consumes the ESC keypress.
I need it to propogate because i have the player in a modal dialog (Angular).
Is there a way I can get the EXC event ?
(note: Event.UI.USER_EXITED_FULL_SCREEN is not fired when press ESC, only when click control)