Vancouver, BC, Canada (4E Sports) – Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin has suffered an apparent leg injury during the team’s 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators in Sunday’s 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.
According to the team, Sedin will be re-evaluated Monday after being hit into the boards by Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Marc Methot at 14:20 of the second period.
Sedin’s legs splayed apart awkwardly as he went down behind the Ottawa net, and he clutched his left leg as he lay on the ice.
Sedin skated to the bench slowly under his own power, but went to the locker room moments later with assistance from team officials.
Coach John Tortorella didn’t have an answer during the postgame press conference, saying he hadn’t talked to head athletic trainer Mike Burnstein.
In 62 games, Sedin is tied for the team lead in scoring with 40 points and has 13 goals, third on the team.
“It’s been one of those years,” said twin brother Henrik Sedin, whose nearly 10-year ironman streak was ended by a rib injury in January.