Canucks’ Daniel Sedin leaves on stretcher after hit

Daniel Sedin was carted off on a stretcher Sunday night. (Getty)
Daniel Sedin was carted off on a stretcher Sunday evening. (USATSI)

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In the final game of a dismal season for the Vancouver Canucks, things took a bad turn of the worst potential variety Sunday night time. Canucks star Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being on the receiving finish of a clumsy hit from Paul Byron.

Here’s a GIF of the hit in question by way of @myregularface:

Here is the hit that has severely injured Sedind on Twitpic

Sedin’s head made contact with the boards after the hit from Byron and he instantly went to the ice. He laid immobile the place he fell for some time and had his head immobilized by an athletic trainer immediately. He was positioned on a again board, along with his neck in a brace.

Sedin appeared alert and was talking to the medical staff that surrounded him and appeared to be shifting his extremities at different factors, nevertheless it was an awfully scary scene.

Hopefully the stretcher was extra for precaution than anything, but it definitely didn’t look good. Preliminary studies from Sportsnet’s broadcast on Sedin’s condition had been constructive, nonetheless.

Byron was given a 5-minute main for charging and game misconduct. The hit was positively from behind, however did not appear to be with much power. That didn’t stop Sedin from contacting the boards somewhat awkwardly as he may have been off stability.

It positively wasn’t charging, but boarding would have been a fair call in that state of affairs. Either method, Byron should not have been making contact with Sedin together with his numbers out there. No matter how hard the shove, when an opponent’s again is facing out close to the boards, that is a weak player.

Henrik Sedin also briefly left the sport after brother Daniel was taken out on the stretcher, but returned for the third interval.

In accordance with the Sportsnet broadcast, Daniel Sedin was being observed by doctors in the stadium shortly after being taken off the ice, but was later transported to a local hospital.

The Canucks shared the latest update later Sunday night time:

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Sedin to sit, ending ironman streak at 679 games


Sedin has played in every Vancouver game for more than 10 years. (Getty Images)
Sedin has performed in every Vancouver game for greater than 10 years. (Getty Photos)


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Henrik Sedin is each day right now as Canucks coach John Tortorella put it on Saturday, which normally wouldn't be huge news. Nonetheless it may result in Henrik sitting out Tuesday's Canucks recreation in Edmonton, which is way larger information.

Why is that? As a result of Henrik has performed in each single Canucks game going again to the 2003-04 season, a stretch of 679 straight video games of being in the lineup. It's a outstanding present of durability (not dangerous for someone labeled as delicate) that is among the longest ironman streaks in hockey history, only some behind another lively streak; Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is at 683 games and counting.

You might recall that final season Henrik performed a complete of twenty-two seconds in a game the Canucks had been resting players for the postseason just so his streak could remain intact. Clearly it was a streak that meant something.

So you know that Henrik have to be fairly dinged up proper now to take the game off and finish his streak. He has been laboring a bit on the ice recently, coping with a hand damage and now a rib challenge. In that recreation on Saturday against the Flames that interrupted a full-scale brawl, Henrik didn't finish the second period, leaving the game early due to the discomfort.

Henrik leads the Canucks this season with 40 points (9-31=forty) in 50 video games, just one level more than his twin brother Daniel Sedin. For a group that has hit a critical rut and has struggled to attain lately, this might appear to be dangerous timing however the hope must be that one or two video games off will get Henrik again to 100 percent and that may help enhance the slumping scoring.

With the streak over perhaps it can allow Henrik the ease to take the occasional time off if/when needed down the line.