Henrik Sedin's NHL ironman streak ends at 679 games

Henrik Sedin's NHL ironman streak has come to an end at 679 games as suspected finger and rib injuries will keep the Vancouver Canucks forward out of the lineup Tuesday at Edmonton.

Canucks forward nursing suspected finger, rib injuries

Canucks captain Henrik Sedin has not been able to take faceoffs lately and will sit out Tuesday's game at Edmonton, ending his ironman streak at 679 contests. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Henrik Sedin's National Hockey League ironman streak has come to an end at 679 games.

Canucks assistant coach Mike Sullivan confirmed Monday that the Vancouver captain will not play Tuesday in Edmonton against the Oilers.

Sedin had the second-highest total for consecutive games among active players behind St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester.

Sullivan said Sedin is listed as day to day, but did not disclose the centre's injury. Multiple reports suggest Sedin is dealing with finger and rib injuries.

Sedin, who has not been able to take faceoffs lately, left after the second period of Saturday's brawl-marred game against the Calgary Flames which the Canucks won 3-2 in a shootout.

Sedin last missed a game 10 seasons ago.

Bouwmeester took a streak of 682 consecutive appearances into the Blues' game Monday night at Detroit.


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