Canucks' Daniel Sedin out 4 weeks

The Vancouver Canucks will be without Daniel Sedin, the team's leading scorer last season with 31 goals, for four to six weeks due to a broken left foot.

The Vancouver Canucks will be without Daniel Sedin for four to six weeks because of a broken left foot.

Sedin was injured when he was struck by a puck during Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

"It's unfortunate, but I've been lucky so far; I played a lot of games over nine years so it was bound to happen," said Sedin, who was wearing a cast and was on crutches Sunday. "I've been told four to six weeks, so I'm shooting for three."

Vancouver recalled Guillaume Desbiens from the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks'  American Hockey League affiliate. The 24-year-old will make his NHL debut on the third line, while Steve Bernier will skate with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows on the top line.

"Obviously both Danny and Hank [Henrik] have been playing together for quite some time and have been very successful at it," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. "I think he ll be fine, we have a lot of good players on this team."

Daniel Sedin, a 29-year-old Swede, has four assists in four games this season for the Canucks (1-3).

He had 82 points (31 goals, 51 assists) in 82 games last season.


With files from The Associated Press