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Henrik Sedin's games streak could be in danger

Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:26 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 5:31 pm
By: Adam Gretz

Throughout his career Henrik Sedin has been one of the most durable players in the NHL.

He's missed just 10 regular season games since joining the Canucks, and you have to go all the way back to the 2003-04 season to find the last time he was not in the Vancouver lineup. That is a stretch of 552 consecutive games, the second-longest current streak in the NHL, trailing only Calgary's Jay Bouwmeester who has appeared in 559 consecutive games.

Sedin's ironman streak appears to be in some danger as he was reportedly spotted wearing a walking boot in Minnesota on Wednesday ahead of the Canucks game against the Wild on Thursday night. He was scheduled to have a CT scan on Wednesday according to Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province.

It goes without saying that Sedin, along with his twin brother Daniel, are the two biggest cogs in Vancouver's offensive machine, and in 53 games this season Henrik has 11 goals to go with a league-leading 46 assists. He's led the league in assists in each of the past two seasons.

Sedin was hit by a slap shot during the Canucks 4-3 shootout win in Nashville on Tuesday night.

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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 8:06 pm

Henrik Sedin's games streak could be in danger

Of course, all the Vancouver haters will say this is because he doesn't go to the tough areas of the ice, like standing in front of the net. But if anyone thinks you can lead the league in scoring without having shutdown specialists from 29 other teams focus on you, they're nuts. It was more interesting how when Daniel was hurt a few years back how Henrik picked up his play and actually started scoring goals instead of passing all the time. Both the twins seem to have picked it up since then.
Historically I've never really cared for ironman records because they're more about luck than skill or toughness; how many points would Gretzky have scored if he had been blessed with Lemieux's back? Nevertheless, 552 games is still a long time to not take a day off.

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:09 pm

Henrik Sedin's games streak could be in danger

For a "soft" player, he sure doesn't miss many games.    Hopefully he's able to play, the league doesn't need anymore top players injured.    Hopefully this injury highlights how valuable a player H. Sedin has been over the years.  

I don't like Vancouver, but I prefer players not be injured.

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