The concussion that Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin suffered last month will keep him out of the lineup for Games 3 and 4 against the Los Angeles Kings, coach Alain Vigneault confirmed following pracitice on Saturday.
Vigneault wouldn’t comment on an earlier report by a former Canucks employee who tweeted Sedin would be out for the entire series, saying only that there is no timeline for his return.
Henrik Sedin would also not comment on his brother’s status after practice.
The Canucks have sorely missed Daniel Sedin as they’ve dropped their first two games at home against the Kings in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final matchup.
Vancouver had won eight of its final nine regular-season games that Sedin missed en route to winning the Presidents' Trophy for the second consecutive season as the NHL’s top point-getter.
Sedin was injured March 21 when he took an elbow in the head from Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith.
He finished second in team scoring this season with 67 points in 72 games on a team-leading 30 goals and 37 assists.