Canucks scratch Daniel Sedin from game at Carolina because of stiff back

RALEIGH, N.C. – Vancouver Canucks left-winger Daniel Sedin was scratched from Thursday night’s game at Carolina because of a stiff back.

The team said Sedin would not play against the last-place Hurricanes because his back was stiff when he woke up.

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Sedin leads the team with 34 points and has 22 goals, three behind twin brother Henrik for the club lead.

The reigning Western Conference champions recalled right-winger Mark Mancari from their AHL affiliate in Chicago and inserted him into the lineup.