Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin is scheduled to miss Tuesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers because of bruised ribs, ending his streak of 679 consecutive games played.
Assistant coach Mike Sullivan confirmed on Monday that Sedin will not play on Tuesday, and he is listed as day-to-day.
The last time Sedin, 33, failed to play in a game was March 19, 2004. His iron-man streak is the sixth longest in NHL history, and was the second-longest active streak behind St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester, who is at 683 games and counting.
Henrik Sedin leads the Canucks this season with 40 points (nine goals, 31 assists) in 50 games, just one point more than his twin brother Daniel Sedin.
THREE STARS NAMED
Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford were named the NHL’s Three Stars for the week.
St. Louis paced all skaters with five goals and eight points, highlighted by a four-goal performance Saturday against the San Jose Sharks
Quick went 2-0-1 with a 0.97 goals-against average, .967 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Kings.
Crawford was 2-0-1 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .916 save percentage for the Blackhawks.
The Washington Capitals placed 27-year-old defenceman Steven Oleksy on waivers Monday ... The New Jersey Devils have placed hard man Cam Janssen on waivers, the club announced Monday ... The Pittsburgh Penguins announced 34-year-old winger Pascal Dupuis will have surgery on Feb. 12 to repair a torn ACL suffered late last month in a freak collision with teammate Sidney Crosby.