Sedin picked up a pair of helpers in Tuesday's loss to Ottawa. The veteran was held pointless and without a shot in the season opener, but he got on track against the Senators on Tuesday. The 37-year-old is currently centering the first line alongside his brother and Thomas Vanek, where he should pile up some decent totals. The aging Sedin is clearly on the decline, but that doesn't mean he can't still help your fantasy team. Sedin's elite playmaking was on display Tuesday and he should once again be good for a plethora of assists this season.
Sedin isn't looking beyond the upcoming season, instead concerning himself only with improving the team this year, Tim Campbell of NHL.com reports. Questions have been circulating regarding the Sedin twins and whether they will hang it up after the 2017-18 season -- or potentially move on from Vancouver. According to Henrik Sedin, however, they are "going to take it year by year," and not worry about the long-term future. The 36-year-old was one of just a few Canucks to put together a solid campaign in 2016-17, as he tallied 15 goals and 36 helpers while suiting up in all 82 games. It marked his fourth straight 50-plus point year -- a threshold fantasy owners probably can still expect him to reach during the upcoming season.
Sedin dished out three helpers -- one on the power play -- Thursday in Arizona. Sedin played a part in all three Canucks goals during this 4-3 loss. This effort pulled him within three points of Bo Horvat for the team lead with two games to play, but the Swedish center still has a team-worst minus-26 rating despite a plus-2 mark in this one.
Sedin scored a goal and added a power-play helper Tuesday in Chicago. Sedin opened the scoring against netminder Corey Crawford in the first period, and set up his twin brother for the overtime winner to secure a 5-4 win against backup Scott Darling. His 30 assists are tops on the Canucks, and the 36-year-old Swede sits just three points behind Bo Horvat for the team lead. Both Sedin twins have 14 goals despite Henrik having taken 102 fewer shots.
Sedin set up a pair of goals in a 6-3 loss to the Bruins on Monday. While the 36-year-old's 42 points shouldn't land that far from last season's output of 55, his minus-21 rating is uncharacteristically horrendous. The decline of the Sedins is inevitable, but the lack of a strong supporting cast on offense (not to mention a porous defense) in Vancouver has certainly made things worse.
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