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Henrik Sedin will probably play tonight

Feb 9, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

Henrik Sedin

Canucks captain Henrik Sedin spoke to reporters today after testing out his tender-but-not-broken ankle during the team’s morning skate in St. Paul.

So, does he plan to play tonight against the Wild and keep his 552-game ironman streak alive?

“Like I said, I want to play games,” Sedin said. “That’s No. 1 and if they say it’s not going to get any worse and I’m able to play then I am going to play.”

He added: “It’s not about a streak. I have always said if you are good enough to go then you are out there and you have to play at your best. That’s my opinion.”

Sedin then pulled out a lighter and held the flame under the palm of his hand while reporters backed away slowly.

“It just shows you how tough he is,” said Canucks goalie Cory Schneider. “I know he gets a lot of crap about not being hard-nosed and gritty, but look at how many games in a row he has played and how many injuries he has played through. I don’t think people realize the sacrifices he makes.”

  1. kitshky - Feb 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    “He’ll play …you know he’ll play!”

    …too much?

    • elvispocomo - Feb 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

      Nope. That does remind me to hate Messier even more though.

    • haterzgonahate - Feb 9, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      /reads in Jim Robson’s voice

      not nearly enough!!

  2. taytay099 - Feb 9, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Did Bieksa teach him the lighter trick?

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