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Canucks Dealt A Blow With Injury To Daniel Sedin

Vancouver CanucksAfter a great and somewhat fortuitous win against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, fate may be starting to paint a rather bleaker picture for Vancouver. Daniel Sedin was injured in that game. At this point the true extent of the injury is unknown. He has a deep bone bruise on his right heel. He may be unable to play this Sunday against Dallas. The prognosis could actually be worse as the foot might be broken. Inflammation and swelling to his foot prevents the team from doing an MRI.

Daniel didn’t practice on Friday and if he has fractured his foot he may be out of the line up for a possible 4 - 6 weeks. Along with his brother, Daniel is one of the team’s biggest threats on offence, as he led the team in goals last season. He is one of the most durable players for the Canucks only missing ten games as a result of injury in a nine-year career.

This injury will pose headaches for head coach Alain Vigneault who will need to reassemble his lines. Steve Bernier could now be on the first line, as that is where he has been skating during practice. This turn of fate may mean that Sergei Shirokov is given another opportunity to play for the Canucks. Shirokov was recently sent down to the Manitoba Moose and on Friday he helped the Moose win 4 – 1 by scoring a goal against the Chicago Wolves.

The Canucks face there next opponent this Sunday when they play a Stars team who beat Calgary 5 – 2. This game saw Mike Ribeiro and Brad Richards get a goal and assist. Rookie LW Jamie Benn also picked up an assist and he is now on a 2 game point streak. Former Canucks back up goalie Alex Auld also contributed with twenty-one saves in the win. Although Dallas were without Mike Madano who is day to day with a cracked rib and Jere Lehtinen also day to day with a groin strain. When Vancouver meets Dallas they will be trying to get another win to improve their 1 and 3 record. The injury to Sedin will make the task for the Canucks v Dallas a little more challenging but Vancouver still has enough firepower to hand the Stars a defeat. If the Stars want a win they will have to be prepared for a battle.

On this Canadian Thanks Giving weekend when Vancouver fans sit down for their annual festive feast, I am sure the continuing Canucks saga will be hotly debated.

Thanks to penaltykill.net’s Star’s blogger for providing me with information about Dallas.

Daniel Sedin fights for the puck against Flames keeper
Miikka Kiprusoff on October 1st.

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6 comments for “Canucks Dealt A Blow With Injury To Daniel Sedin”

  1. I just found out that Brad Lukowich was sent down to the AHL prior to the season start. That surprises me since he was part of our top defensive pair last year. Any ideas why he was sent down?

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | October 10, 2009, 10:59 pm
  2. To be honest I am not to sure it seems a lot of people were surprised about this even one of the local radio stations.

    Posted by CanuckulheadNo Gravatar | October 11, 2009, 8:14 am
  3. I think it’s because our defense is so deep.

    Lukowich is a decent player, but line him up against the offerings of Mitchell, Salo, Bieksa, Edler or Ernhoff and he just doesn’t make the grade.

    The only exception in O’Brien. I’m not going to lie, I think he is simply a liability. I would take Lukowich over SOB any day. The advantage SOB has over him is most likely that AV loves the kind of player SOB is.

    So that leaves him as our defense alternate. Aaron Rome’s case is that he can stand on the blue line and make the puck find the net. His offensive possibility makes him a great asset for when they need to add a bit more rounds down range.

    Of course, I may be completely wrong. I’m just a guy who loves hockey, when the puck drops, I leave these big decisions up to AV and Gillis who are quite obviously much more qualified than I.

    Posted by narcan2kNo Gravatar | October 11, 2009, 1:53 pm
  4. I like SOB but he need’s to use his head more and his fist’s less.

    Posted by CanuckulheadNo Gravatar | October 11, 2009, 2:08 pm
  5. If I was a betting woman I’d still say Canucks over Stars even with your guy out..

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | October 13, 2009, 11:17 am
  6. Yeah you were right we got a win in OT.Was a real nail bitter.You can read about the game from our stars blogger greenandgold.Like all of the bloggers here he writes some really good posts.

    Posted by CanuckulheadNo Gravatar | October 13, 2009, 11:23 am

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