Sedin questionable for Game 1

Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin skates following team practice in Vancouver, British Columbia April...

Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin skates following team practice in Vancouver, British Columbia April 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

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Daniel Sedin skated with the Vancouver Canucks black aces Tuesday, not the players expected to be in the lineup for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings.

Sedin practiced with the team Monday but wasn't on the ice for the session Tuesday, prompting some to wonder if he'd experienced a recurrence of the concussion symptoms that caused him to miss the last nine games of the regular season. But Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said Sedin didn't have a setback.

"It's not a setback," Vigneault said. "It's a unique injury and he will continue the protocol and when he's ready to play he'll address you. Until then he won't talk to you.

Of course, Vigneault didn't say whether Sedin would play in the best-of-seven series opener Wednesday in Vancouver. Mason Raymond took his spot on the top line during Tuesday's workout.

Sedin led the Canucks with 30 goals despite missing the last nine games after being injured by Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith March 21.

In other series news, Kings forward Brad Richardson is out after having an appendectomy Monday night. Andrei Loktionov was called up from Manchester of the AHL to take his spot on the roster.

 


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