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Report: Henrik Sedin’s ironman streak in danger

Jan 18, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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For 679 consecutive games, when the Vancouver Canucks have played, captain Henrik Sedin was in the lineup.

That might not be the case when the Canucks face Calgary tonight as Sedin suffered a rib injury during Thursday’s game, according to the Vancouver Sun. Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy added that Sedin’s chances of playing are at most 50/50.

The Canucks need Sedin right now about as much as they’ve needed him at any other point during his ironman streak. They have lost three straight contests and scored just one goal over that stretch.

With their hold on their Wild Card spot still tenuous, they need to prevent this from spiraling out of control. Playing against Calgary can certainly be a good way to end a slump, but the flip side is that it would be particularly troubling if their offensive woes continue against the Flames.

  1. notmrknowitall - Jan 18, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    China doll…..LOL

    • kitshky - Jan 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM


    • sanclementeacupuncture - Jan 18, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      How can a girl be an ironman?

  2. cambannedloinstache - Jan 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Repeat offender Hanzal injures 3 Canucks in 10 minutes with crosschecks and only gets a $5k fine.. ridiculous.

    • mcflower29 - Jan 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      for being a canuck, they deserved it.

      • cambannedloinstache - Jan 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM

        You’re the worst kind of fan.

      • chrysalidkid - Jan 18, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        Comments such as these show such a huge lack of respect for other human beings, and a complete disrespect for the physicality of the professional athlete. Mcflower29, you are a disgrace to the hockey world and the human race for condoning illegal actions, and suggesting that it is ok to purposely injure another human just because they are associated with an organization that you personally duslike

      • joey4id - Jan 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

        chrysalidkid, what do you think about Sestito jumping on Nolan and pounding him with punches when clearly Nolan did not want to fight? Or, Torts’ appreciation for Sestito. “If Tom Sestito would do it again I would applaud him.” That’s publicly inciting your player to punch the hell out of an opponent whenever you deem it necessary.

      • cambannedloinstache - Jan 18, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        Joey are you honestly going to bring that up every single time you comment? NO ONE condoned Sestito’s actions in this thread! You are the first person to bring it up, and it’s numbingly obvious that you’re trying to bait someone into your preconceived view and not initiate a conversation. You are literally waiting at your keyboard for the “ahah!” moment when you shove your viewpoint on someone without them even bringing it up. It’s petty.

        I mean, are you actually able to comprehend that some people can hate both what Sestito did as well as people promoting Hanzal’s actions?

  3. lowenni - Jan 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    For all the people who call him soft…..679 games. That’s amazing.

    • mrpinkca - Jan 18, 2014 at 9:34 PM

      Iron man streaks always struck me as a bit misleading. It’s a lot easier to stay healthy if you aren’t playing a super physical game.

  4. canada2014gold - Jan 18, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Notmrk your an idiot, did you see the iron man streak? China doll is the opposite of what the sedins are. Do you come on here to cut guys down because you know they would pound you in real life?

  5. therooneyskilledwebster - Jan 18, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Very impressive. Especially with the extremely high rate of injuries in all the major sports. Unfortunately for him it doesn’t appear as though the Canucks cup-less streak is in jeopardy.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 18, 2014 at 5:18 PM

      Doug Jarvis still rules. 964, perhaps forever.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 18, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        Upon further review, it looks like Henrik is in the lineup…

  6. chrysalidkid - Jan 18, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    I absolutely do not condone Sestito’s actions, I also do not condone what led up to it. People tend to forget that Nolan was a healthy scratch the 2 prior games, and yet when he comes in, on his first shift he takes a run at Henrik Sedin and only through Sedin’s awareness, a kneeing/charging/boarding penalty is avoided. Should he have been penalized? Absolutely! Should he have stood and taken punishment for his actions by fighting Sestito? Absolutely! Were the penalties awarded to Sestito uncalled for? Absolutely NOT! Cooler heads need to prevail, and a culture of respect needs to be reestablished amongst NHL players and fans alike. And if you don’t like my assessment, read the professionals assessment on Kerry Fraser’s blog C’mon Ref

  7. canada2014gold - Jan 18, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    We are still talking about sestito??? Than he won because he will get another contract if he got people that stirred up

  8. canada2014gold - Jan 18, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Hahahaha oh wait old joke not funny

  9. canada2014gold - Jan 18, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Kinda contradicting though because we all know you don’t stay in the league if your not playing physical or scoring. I bet st Louise would disagree with you

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