ST. PAUL, Minn. – Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin is playing in his 553rd consecutive game Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild.
Sedin’s streak, the second-longest active run in the NHL, was in jeopardy after he was hit in the foot Tuesday night by a slap shot from Nashville defenceman Kevin Klein.
Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said before Thursday’s game that a CT scan came back clean. Sedin took part in the morning skate and was a game-time decision.
Sedin is fifth in the NHL with 57 points.
Calgary Flames defenceman Jay Bouwmeester is the active consecutive games played leader with 559 entering Thursday.