Skip to content

Update: Daniel Sedin in stable condition, hospitalized after scary hit

Apr 13, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

Vancouver Canucks winger Daniel Sedin was admitted to a hospital following a questionable hit by Calgary Flames forward Paul Byron. The Canucks provided the following updates about the 33-year-old’s condition later on Sunday:

Here’s video of the check:

PHT will pass along further updates as they become available, most likely on Monday or later.

  1. tomas3345 - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Rest In Peace

    • mackattack29 - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      Go back to the hole you came from. You are a terrible piece of human garbage if you watch that and you have any other reaction of wondering whether or not he is ok… They may be professional hockey players but their still human beings..

      • mackattack29 - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM


    • sabatimus - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      I bet you’re that same guy who wrote “I hope he is dead” when Aroldis Chapman took a comebacker to the face.

    • hawkeedawg - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:36 AM

      PHT, please remove tomas3345 from the site, he is not a human being. What an armpit, and those that gave him thumbs up, you are armpits as well. Get lost all of you, PHT doesn’t need your distasteful comments and injury wishes on players.

      It is a game you f**king tools.

      And please look up my previous posts, I never call anyone names, but when you are just plain idiots, you deserve it.

      Some people should not have kids. tomas, your parents must be very proud of you, only if they get news in prison though.

    • Barry's Triceps - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:06 AM

      I was gonna say just put skirts on em already. These people dont care that the man who takes their trash rides on the back of a moving vehicle, but some millionaire gets a boo boo the world is gonna end.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:14 AM

        The internet tough in you flows strong. Look down, I bet you’ll find you’re still lacking.

  2. dolphincult - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    just the way they teach it in minor hockey……..stick your hand right on his number a few feet from the boards and ride em in with a push. Classy…..and they wonder why kids playing hockey is on the decline. Watch this hit and the rest is easy to figure out…..more of them just cant continue after getting recklessly pounded like this.

    • madmaximus86 - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      Just curious… where do you coach where they teach players to hit like you described?

      • dolphincult - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        sarcasm idiot

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      Where is hockey on the decline because that’s not what USA hockey is putting out for numbers?

      • dolphincult - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:04 AM

        well blow flow as usual u tag on someone else’s comment because u have nothing of your own to add. Hockey Canada numbers have shrank over the last decade. I am sure Hockey USA is on the rise as there was minimum interest in minor hockey 20 years ago.

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:34 PM

        Aside from your ingenious word play with my name, I don’t know why calling you out for making up false numbers is an issue.

      • rrsm53 - Apr 15, 2014 at 6:50 AM

        hey dolphincult, you must be canadian the numbers have shrank, how about the numbers have declined or have shrunk, you must have been a great student in your english class.

  3. notmrknowitall - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    You’re a class act thomas

  4. kingsfan93 - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Good Clean honest hit that took one of the Sedin sisters down.

    That gif/replay of Sedin getting hit doesn’t tell it all. Should watch the full clip of it, somewhere.

    • mackattack29 - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      I was watching the game and am neither a canucks fan or flamers fan and that hit was anything but clean. And is a very good representation of the flamers reputation as an organization. These are the kind of hits that are destroying the game of hockey. The guy deserves a very long suspension.

      • hawkeedawg - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:59 AM

        Hey Mack;
        The NHL’s new guy for discipline, Stephan Quintal now has a text book illegal hit to come up with a proper suspension. My bet is he gets the book thrown at him.

    • hawkeedawg - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Hey kid, you lost all credibility when you used “Sisters” in your post. You have school tomorrow, go to bed.

      “Good clean honest hit”, lets see you take the hit and see how you feel.

      I coached my goalie son in Rep hockey for 12 years. One thing that happened a lot in the early years is that kids would shoot pucks when the goalies had their back turned during practice. I had the kids stand facing the wall and the other kids took shots at them from the back. Guess what? They didn’t do it anymore.

      • hawkeedawg - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:44 AM

        This comment was meant for kingsfan93. Is that the year your mother was born, that would make you about 10 years old, which would make sense with your comment.

      • laxnhockey - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM

        Me thinks you may have taken too many pucks to the back of the head.

      • kingsfan93 - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

        HAWKEEDAWG – Wow! Mighty big of you to retaliate back at the kids in such an immature way. The RIGHT WAY would be go to the parents of the kids and talk to them (simple ethics of being a mature adult).

        As for your other post about ME, with you talking crap about someone else’s mother. Well first off, you make NO SENSE of what you said there. You mentioned about me needing to go to school, when it is you that needs to. You have a lot of growing up to do as an adult and a coach.

        You may be mad about what others say on this board, but EVERYONE has a right to put what they want. If you don’t like it, tough.

        You can’t tell me you haven’t heard somebody call the Sedin’s “the Sedin sisters”.

  5. orangandblack - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Damn, hope he’s alright

    • cofran2004 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      the fact that you got thumbs downed at all from this post is very telling about some of the people on this board.

    • larry1994 - Apr 15, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      There’s been a lot of nasty hits this year in the NHL. I too hope he gets to play like his old self. I’m not a Sedin fan by any means.

  6. scottybcboy - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Definitely not a predatory hit….but did catch his numbers….hope 22 is all right.
    Tough way to start the golf season for sure.

  7. 1981titan - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    I hope Sedin is ok, but Sedin turned his head to look at Byron as he approached the puck and then knowing the defender was approaching tried to stop 3 feet from the glass. Byron went to take him to the glass. Sedin has some responsibility for his own safety on this situation. He knew Byron was there and was going to hit him.

    • elvispocomo - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Why do you think he tried to stop up short of the glass so he could keep from getting run into it?

      Anyone looking to make a hit has to recognize when a player is in a vulnerable position and hold up accordingly, Sedin has every right to play the puck and he doesn’t turn away from the hit at the last second but rather keeps the same position he had prior to going into the corner. The onus is on Byron to make sure any contact he makes is safe.

      There’s definitely an argument that can be made Byron didn’t need to extend his arms in a push when making contact since that absolutely contributed to the result. I’ve seen more violent plays but that doesn’t excuse Byron on this one.

  8. slysipops - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    the hit was not legal , but did not look all that bad. i seen many worse where no penalty or only 2 min. was given. i do hope SEDIN is okay. doesn’t matter if it’s a nothing game or a scp final game , no one should to get carried off the ice

    • laxnhockey - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      I have to agree. I’m not seeing a big vicious hit and in fact, I have some question about how hurt he really was. Based on how it looked, it wasn’t much of a hit at all. I think Byron let up and really didn’t “hit” him other than a minor push and it’s a play we see probably 25 times or more every game.

  9. stakex - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Its a terrible outcome, and hopefully Sedin is alright. However this “hit” (was more a push than a hit) really wasn’t that bad, and its a play you see a lot in any given NHL game. Its only when someone is injured on such a push that it suddenly becomes a dirty hit.

    The perfect illustration of this is that, if you watch closely, neither ref had any intention to call a penalty at first. It wasn’t until it became clear Sedin was injured and a scrum ensued that a penalty indication was made. That means a five minute major and game misconduct (and likely suspension) was/will be handed out for a hit that two on ice officials weren’t even going to call a penalty at first. The reason for this is that such pushes from behind in the NHL are governed by a “No harm, no foul” policy. Its a perfectly legal hit, unless it results in an injury…. and than it becomes a suspendable play.

    • joey4id - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      What the hell are you talking about? Read the rule book if you dare to educate yourself instead of blowing smoke every time you comment.

      Rule 41 Boarding – A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player who checks or pushes a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact the boards violently or dangerously. The severity of the penalty, based upon the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of the Referee.

      There is an enormous amount of judgment involved in the application of this rule by the Referees. The onus is on the player applying the check to ensure his opponent is not in a defenseless position and if so, he must avoid or minimize contact. However, in determining whether such contact could have been avoided, the circumstances of the check, including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the check or whether the check was unavoidable can be considered.

      Byron had ample time to let up to protect a defenseless player.

      • laxnhockey - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:14 AM

        You may want to heed your own advice “instead of blowing smoke every time you comment”. You seem to have convinced yourself that you are some kind of expert, but the responses you get indicates you’re a moron. A wannabe who was the last kid picked and even with all that motivation, you strike out.

        Keep up the good work, Ace!

      • joey4id - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

        hahahaha! LMAO! Never do I blow smoke. (rule book, CBA, and my extensive knowledge gained at every level of the game doesn’t require me to BS here) I promised my mommy I wouldn’t otherwise she would kick me out of her basement. 😉 BTW, that is BS Mr. wannabe profiler. Matter of fact. I was never the last kid picked. So, my advice to you is don’t ever become a profiler or psychologist. Talk about striking out, Ace! Hahaha!

        What else do you have, Chris?

      • laxnhockey - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

        You’re doing an excellent job of keeping that “extensive knowledge gained at every level of the game” well hidden. Anyone can google the rulebook or CBA, but only a good therapist can help you with your acute case of narcissism.

      • joey4id - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

        Read up laxman. Do you seriously believe that I will let my life be predicated by what you or other idiots on a hockey blog think of me? You might make your decisions based on the masses or popularity. That only makes you a sheep. However, the gov’t need some who blindly follow like sheep to easily deceit idiots like you.

        Only hockey illiterates such as you don’t understand. You just don’t have the ability to think beyond the length of your nose. You rather acquire knowledge from local broadcasters who like you are sheep. Clearly you are neither a hockey expert nor psychologists.

  10. statsdolie - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Saw nothing but numbers and still hit him in the numbers while he was a few feet from boards. Sorry but not a clean hit. Wonder when the Players will start to respect each other enough to just stay away from dangerous types of hits

    • elvispocomo - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      And that’s my concern with it, it wasn’t just a minor push but he puts some oomph into it and the result is a bad one. Minor contact is one thing in that situation but the onus is on Byron (as noted in the details of the boarding rule posted by joey above) to minimize contact, and the referee’s discretion on the outcome absolutely explains the penalty called on the ice.

      How subjective that is in the NHL’s eyes (how hard is too hard?) as far as supplemental discipline is another story, since they’ve already chosen to no review it.

  11. muckleflugga - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    i think pht’s anticipated update on daniel’s condition is a wee bit optimistic given waiting times at old vancouver general

    • dueman - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      What waiting time…he’s an NHL player, so he gets to go to the front of the line remember…

  12. muckleflugga - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    tough hit no doubt … best way to stop the behaviour is to wheel just as your combatant arrives … high elbow for entrée followed by carbon fibre main course


    it’s biblical … give unto others before they give unto you … eye for an eye … that sort of thing

    • blomfeld - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:09 AM

      or to turn the other cheek ?

  13. blomfeld - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Jag hoppas du känner dig bättre snart min vän …

    Take care Daniel and mend your hurts … you’ve got the beautiful summer there in ‘gamla’ Sverige to look forward to, together with you and yours … so many good memories of Bohuslän in the summer myself :) … be good friend and be sure to ‘take it easy’ with your ailments … comrade Blomfeld

  14. muckleflugga - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    yeah right blomfeld …

    turn the other cheek … in professional hockey …?

    you don’t want to get mackattack29 creaming his jeans with that kind of talk

    • blomfeld - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:23 AM

      comrade Flugga, please don’t let me be misunderstood …

      “may the heels of decency ‘forever’ be brought down on the heads of those who are wicked … inshallah”

  15. hawkeedawg - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    OK Stephane Quintal, here is your first go at your new position of Dept. of Player Safety, make the right call…

    Or as in a post nicknames for Quintal (a la Shanaban) the other day, a commenter suggested….

    How long will the suspension be?
    No one Quintell?

    Get your first call right and you will be better off than Shanahan ever was.

  16. muckleflugga - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    this was not by any means a player taking advantage of another player’s vulnerability …

    daniel sedin, an experienced player well aware of the potential of harm presented when turning to face the glass, saw paul byron incoming with ample time to protect himself, but did not

    instead, he turned and placed himself in a vulnerable position … when he did so, he used consideration of his own safety to claim ownership of puck and space while consciously bargaining risk for advantage

    while there may have been a moment where byron could have eased-off, that moment would have advanced opportunity to improve time and space for sedin already unfairly won … many players use the same ploy but the sedins have long-since mastered the art

    they win position and puck control, while expecting other players to yield against their willingness to place themselves at risk … it’s sneaky hockey because they know what they’re doing …

    the incoming player is victimized by giving away advantage if he yields, or victimized by the mob who attacks him after the fact –i see no commentary decrying behaviour of canucks ganging-up on byron, let alone expressing worry over the pounding he took in the head from chicken-livered delivery of blind-side rabbit punches

    and the incoming player faces league sanction while no responsibility for his own reckless play is borne by sedin

    what makes the habit onerous, is applied force brought by byron was nominal … had the same play evolved in open ice, sedin may have in the worst, stumbled … near the glass the result was greatly exaggerated

    sedin knows better, and should have rolled the incoming hit like a professional

    • laxnhockey - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Nice, except he hadn’t “turned and placed himself in a vulnerable position”. Not even close.

      He was skating into the defending zone to retrieve the puck along the boards; it’s a hockey situation that repeats itself, oh, maybe 25 or more times every game.

      I give Bryon credit for letting up on the play and not dropping the hammer on him. Sedin dropped like he had been shot, when in fact, he was merely pushed into the boards.

    • dewman8810 - Apr 15, 2014 at 3:27 AM

      The point of the game of hockey is playing the puck. How can Sedin play the puck without turning and facing it. Oh, I guess instead he should just run away and give Byron the puck because he doesn’t want to get hit. That’s asinine. If that was your favorite player or a star on your favorite team, you’d be calling for blood. I dislike the Sedins as much as the next guy, but dang dude… that was a hit to the numbers plain and simple and Sedin was NEVER facing Byron. He went for the puck like he’s supposed to. Byron, like many of the idiots on the ice, went for the hit at all costs. Not caring about the situation. It doesn’t take much to injure someone on a hit like that. These players have to be able to trust that the opponents aren’t going to do stuff like that, otherwise we aren’t going to be watching hockey, we’re just going to be watching guys not play the puck just to avoid getting hurt. That’s crap hockey.

      This is happening too much already. Instead of being able to make a play, when the puck is on the boards they have to go in with their hands and sticks in the air in order not get their necks broken. So instead of a good play, we end up just seeing a scrum on the boards. Nowadays it’s really not an advantage to get to the puck first. When you watch a defenseman racing behind the net to get the puck and has an opposing forward on his back, he just has to wait for the guy to catch him, hit him and then hope he can get the puck. That’s just dumb. You should be able to skate into the corner and at least be able to make a play on the puck with your back to the ice surface without having to worry about getting your face drilled into the boards. If that kind of crap happened back in the days of real enforcers, the guy doing the hitting would be destroyed. The hit also would never take place because they would know they would have to answer for it. There are plenty of chances in game to get your hits in, but when it’s on the numbers there’s other things you can do besides drill a guy’s face into the glass.

  17. muckleflugga - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    thanks for the laugh tomas3345

    a bit of humour is always appreciated … i doubt either daniel sedin or the world is poorer for your effort, but you my son are at risk

    of giving every prune-faced flatulent nancy prowling these boards, means by which they are able to vent self-righteous indignation, declaring presumed right to a moral high ground

    not because they are capable of examining the event itself in a way that might give dimension to your humour, but because in their narrow dry existence everything in the world is defined by terms black and white, right and wrong, free of shadings or colour

    the curse of a victorian heritage, but without the dignity of a slower time and pace wherein thought can mature with reason

    • Barry's Triceps - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:03 AM

      Nothing worse than these people and their pretend anger soapboxes. Its so pathetic to be so afraid to step out of line with the majority populace sheeple. Great comment.

  18. muckleflugga - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:21 AM

    hey blomer, nice send-off for ovi …

    was that shot at my dad’s place … we did have a bad winter out on the steppes … as for julie christie, my favourite mrs. miller … sweet dreams are made of this

    as for inshallah, is that not the last thing said by suicide bombers just before they light-up pizza parlours full of sixteen year old girls celebrating a birthday

    well there you go … everything’s maktub

  19. drewsylvania - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Love how this place gets infested with ***hats.

  20. mpg44 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    I hope he is going to be ok and gets back on the ice soon . But …. He turn and looked directly at the opposing player , then pu

  21. sanclementeacupuncture - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    This has a bit to do with Burke dont ya think. I love the guy, but he is instilling this kind of rough play. However, this is a really lame hit this late in the season in a game that means nothing.

  22. gymtruthteller - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Considering all the cheap shots he and his brother have done to other players through the years I think people whining about the sarcastic comments should stop whining and being hypocrites.

    He will be fine. The Devils son won’t be down for long

  23. dewman8810 - Apr 15, 2014 at 3:13 AM

    Typical reckless hit by an NHL no name that has to do that to stay in the league. This has to start being placed on the coaches and the organization. There’s no reason to EVER hit someone in the numbers. Sure, he’s not trying to injure him there… but what is the point of that hit?

  24. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Apr 15, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Hope he’s ok but that didn’t seem dirty at all. Sedin even sees Byron coming, then turns his back to protect the puck and/or draw a penalty. One of the more dangerous spots to be doing that too, right in the corner where the boards have zero give.

    Way too many players endanger themselves. It’s like everything they learn about playing safe hockey growing up is thrown out the window for the off chance you might draw a powerplay for your team. Hope it was worth it Dany!

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kane (1834)
  2. P. Kessel (1413)
  3. M. Richards (1200)
  4. N. Backstrom (1112)
  5. M. Giordano (1058)