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One less Sedin is one less headache

DEREK VAN DIEST, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:09 AM ET

Traditionally, they've lit up the Edmonton Oilers like the house decorations on Candy Cane Lane.

But tonight the Oilers will only have to deal with one of the Sedin twins as Daniel is out of the Vancouver Canucks lineup with a broken foot.

"They are great together, there is no question about that," said Oilers head coach Pat Quinn, who coached the twins when he was with the Canucks.

"But they are also individually strong. That's why you could split them up, although they like playing together.

"Henrik sure looked good (Saturday) night, he's a terrific player."

Despite the absence of his brother, Henrik Sedin is still leading the Canucks in scoring this season. He heads into tonight's game with three goals and eight assists through the first seven games.

He picked up an assist on Mikael Samuelsson's winner in a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Saturday.

"Daniel has been such a mainstay there for so long, it's going to be different playing them without him," said Oilers centre Shawn Horcoff.

"He's a huge part of their power play, he gets a lot of points there. But even five-on-five, when both of them play together, they are tough to handle.

"Hopefully that will make it a little easier on us, but we'll see."


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