Henrik Sedin's X-rays inconclusive
|Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin looks out from the face-off circle against the Anaheim Ducks during their NHL ice hockey game in Anaheim, California Dec. 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)
Henrik Sedin's ironman streak may be coming to an end.
Sedin, who has played 552 consecutive games, reportedly had a CT scan on his right ankle Wednesday after being hit by a shot during the Vancouver Canucks' game against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Coach Alain Vigneault said X-rays were inconclusive and the Canucks weren't expected to learn of Sedin's status until Thursday morning.
"They couldn't tell from the X-ray and he was just obviously in a lot of pain, so we'll just do a follow-up right now," Vigneault told the Vancouver Sun.
Earlier Wednesday, Sedin was seen wearing a walking boot at the Canucks hotel in St. Paul, Minn. He also missed practice.
Vancouver will play the Minnesota Wild Thursday but, clearly, Sedin's availability is in question.
Sedin's ironman mark is second among active players to Calgary Flames defenceman Jay Bouwmeester's streak of 559 games. The last time the Swede missed a game was in March 2004, when he was shelved with an abdominal strain.
"I having been looking forward to this opportunity for 820 games," Daniel Sedin said with a laugh. "No, hopefully it is good news and he will be back tomorrow. If not, like I said if we play our game and play our system well I don't think it really matters who's in the lineup. We are going to be a tough team to play against."
Forward Dale Weise also went for a CT scan after being cut blocking a shot against the Preds.